Red Cross Halloween Blood Drive – 10/15 to 10/20/2012

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News release from the American Red Cross:

American Red Cross partners with Haunted Cave to give blood donors a ‘scary’ reason to donate
Halloween Blood Drive Scheduled Oct. 15 – 20 in Fort Wayne

The Halloween Blood Drive will take place at American Red Cross Fort Wayne donor centers Monday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 20.

“We hope to attract new blood donors as well as our faithful givers through this promotion,” said Tracy Duncan Fox, Communications Manager for the American Red Cross. “We appreciate the partnership of the Haunted Cave and are excited to offer a ticket to each donor during this special blood drive,” Duncan Fox continued.

This year has seen numerous natural disasters and a decline in blood donations so the blood supply is in need of a boost. Steady and consistent blood donations are key to a strong blood supply.

You can help save lives this Halloween by participating in the annual Halloween Blood Drive. All who come to donate will receive one free admission to the Haunted Cave and a candy treat bag.

This is also The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive, a partnership between AMC and the American Red Cross. AMC is organizing a special sweepstakes to thank those who support blood donation through the Red Cross. The grand prize is a visit to the set of “The Walking Dead” in Atlanta, Georgia. Details are available at amcgiveblood.com. All donors will receive information on how to enter this sweepstakes at the Donor Centers.

 

Donor center hours and locations are as follows:

Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne (across from the Memorial Coliseum)

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[li]Mon., Oct. 15 & Tues., Oct. 16 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.[/li]
[li]Wed., Oct. 17 & Thurs., Oct. 18 noon – 6 p.m.[/li]
[li]Fri., Oct. 19 & Sat., Oct. 20 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.[/li]
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Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)

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[li]Mon., Oct. 15 through Wed., Oct. 17 noon – 6 p.m.[/li]
[li]Thurs., Oct. 19 through Sat., Oct. 20 6 a.m. – noon[/li]
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How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcross.org for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

About the American Red Cross
The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region serves northern and central Indiana and northwestern Ohio, and needs to collect about 500 units of blood a day to meet patient need in more than 60 hospitals. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at https://blog.redcross.org.

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