American Red Cross, Penn State Athletics to partner on 4th Annual Beaver Stadium Blood Drive on December 3. Come to donate and receive a t-shirt, while supplies last, and get entered to win a trip for two to Ireland to see Penn State play UCF.
The American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region, and Penn State Athletics will partner on their fourth annual Beaver Stadium blood drive (Tuesday) December 3 from 11 am to 6 pm in the Mount Nittany Club.
"Miss out on this blood drive and you might be forty shades of green with envy when two friends travel to Ireland next August to see the Nittany Lions play the University of Central Florida in the 2014 Croke Park Classic," commented Marianne Spampinato, Red Cross communications manager. She explained that everyone who comes in to donate at Mount Nittany Club blood drive will be entered to win a six-night trip for two to Dublin, Ireland.
And there's more in store for those who participate in the December 3 blood drive:
With the Beaver Stadium blood drive occurring the week after Thanksgiving, strong donor turnout will help boost blood supplies during the holiday season. "Regardless of the time of year, nationally we must collect approximately 15,000 blood donations every day," Spampinato noted. "The need for blood remains constant, throughout the year, but busier schedules, holiday travel and other seasonal activities can leave little time to give blood. Inclement weather can also negatively impact donor turnout.
"Every two seconds, a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Your donation can give a patient another holiday season with loved ones."
Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood products.
According to Spampinato, the trip for two to Ireland includes: airfare, hotel, breakfast, dinner most evenings, local transportation, game tickets and excursions in the surrounding area.
"We deeply appreciate these local businesses and organizations that have made this year's grand prize possible - Collegiate Athletic Travel, Aris Corporation, National Penn Bank, Penn State Student Red Cross Club and HFL Corporation's Country Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites and Sleep Inn of State College," she said.
Appointments for this blood drive are strongly encouraged. Individuals can make an appointment to donate by clicking the "Make a Blood Donation Appointment" link at www.redcrossblood.org and using Sponsor Code PSU or zip code 16801. Donors may also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent in Pennsylvania, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.
Those with specific eligibility questions should call the Red Cross Donor Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276. Many donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days.
Individuals may also follow the Red Cross on Twitter: www.twitter.com/redcrossGAR.
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|Wed 12/11||10 AM — 4 PM||HUB, Alumni Hall*|
|Tue 12/17||10 AM — 4 PM||President 1, Penn Stater Hotel*|
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