Green, Gold and Red Team Up
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Green Bay, WI -
The Green Bay Packers will host another blood drive with the American Red Cross at Lambeau Field (in the Legends Club Room) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This blood drive comes at an important time - just before Thanksgiving when donations tend to decline and shortly after Superstorm Sandy, which cancelled 380 blood drives across the East Coast resulting in a shortfall of nearly 13,000 units of blood and platelets.
This is one of the largest blood drives the Red Cross hosts in the Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region, which includes Wisconsin, the Michigan Upper Peninsula and Eastern Iowa. We hope to collect 375 pints of blood in one day.
All presenting donors at the Green Bay Packers blood drive will receive a special giveaway item (while supplies last) and can enter a raffle to win official Packers merchandise. All blood types are currently needed while donors with type O negative, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give.
Those attending the blood drive will also have an opportunity to send a holiday message to a service member. Pre-printed cards will be available to sign as part of the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Holiday Mail for Heroes gives Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. To learn more about the program, visit redcross.org.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.