January and February are tough months for blood collections, as cold weather, snow and ice are often to for blood drive cancellations. It’s also the time of year whien even the most dedicated blood donors prefer not to leave the warmth of their homes to give blood.
However, hospital patients in our community are counting on volunteer blood donors, like you, to survive. Just one blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives. You can make a difference.
So, don’t be a “Hound Dog” this winter. Eat a hearty fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, swivel your hips and schedule an appointment to donate blood with the Red Cross.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the St. Stephan’s Catholic Church located on highway 68 in Cadiz.
All presenting blood donors receive a specially designed Elvis themed rock and roll T-shirt. Plus, you are eligible to win one of the following prizes during the “Ultimate Elvis Sweepstakes”: An expense paid trip for two to Las Vegas featuring tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis and accommodations at ARIA Resort & Casino at City Center. A VIP expense paid trip for two to Memphis featuring VIP Graceland access and accommodations at The Peabody Hotel.
As you can see, it’s “ one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, go, go” and make your blood donation appointment with the Red Cross today. As Elvis would say, “Thank you. Thank you very much.”
For your convenience you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at www.redcrossblood.org. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS. Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at redcrossblood.org.
This press release was submitted by the Trigg County chapter of the American Red Cross.