On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 2 p.m. – 7 p. m. the Toledo Walleye will host their 4th annual blood drive at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. The blood drive will be held in the Aquarium at the arena, located at 500 Jefferson Avenue in Toledo.
Everyone who comes to donate at the Walleye blood drive will receive a ticket to a Walleye game! To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or they can visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: TOLEDOWALLEYE
When donors come to give blood they will:
►Receive a ticket voucher to a Toledo Walleye game! (limited quantity of 200)
►Enter to win Toledo Walleye memorabilia!
►Enter to win a Toledo Walleye Experience package!
►Meet Toledo Walleye players and mascots!
►Enjoy FREE parking at the Port Lawrence Garage! (receive your free parking pass at the blood drive)!
►Help save lives!
"We are thrilled to continue with this tradition with the Red Cross! We know how important it is to keep blood levels up and the best way for us to help is by hosting a blood drive. We are inviting the community to schedule an appointment to donate blood and help save lives!" says Cheri Pastula, Manager of Community Relations for the Toledo Walleye.
While the need for blood is constant, particular times of year present unique challenges for blood collection.
"At any given moment, patients rely on life-saving blood products. The need is constant -- even in emergency situations," said Tiffany Gradel, Spokesperson for the Western Lake Erie Region of the Red Cross. "The quickest help will come from local blood donors."
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), 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 valid ID when you come to donate.
About the American Red Cross
The Western Lake Erie Region serves 11 counties, and needs to collect about 300 units of blood a day to meet patient need in 23 hospitals. In addition to supplying nearly half of the nation's blood, the American Red Cross teaches lifesaving skills, provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization—not a government agency—and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.