Summer Successes For Blood Services

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Thanks to generous blood donors and community supporters, the Red Cross collects and distributes half the nation’s blood supply. The Red Cross would like to take a look back at some of this summer’s highlights brought about by the support of its community.

Thanks to the donors and volunteers at the 23rd annual Super Donor Days event held July 1st and 2nd at Shopko Hall, Green Bay. With the help of the community, the American Red Cross was able to collect 419 pints of blood. This did not meet this year’s goal but was nearly 30 pints more than last year.

On August 31, the American Red Cross and the Green Bay Packers teamed up for the first Training Camp Blood Drive. The public response was outstanding as 100 appointments were made a week before the blood drive. Due to the huge response, the Red Cross increased the blood drive goal from 125 to 150 pints. Packers Full Donor Area2

At the end of the day, nearly 200 people showed their team spirit by presenting to donate blood, with 180 pints collected.  Presenting blood donors received a special “I Bleed Green & Gold” T-shirt and a chance to win popular Green Bay Packer raffle items.  Levy Restaurants at Lambeau Field also donated special refreshments.

Radio station Q90FM partnered up with the American Red Cross blood services once again this summer to encourage at least 90 of their listeners to donate blood between Memorial Day to Labor Day.  This was the most successful campaign yet as 97 donors turned out to donate blood during the summer months. Thanks to Kid Raider and Scotty for publicizing the upcoming blood drives every Monday morning on theBillboard - Orde croppedradio.

Thank You to all the volunteers, blood donors and area businesses that continue to show their support to help their neighbors.  To find a blood drive near you www.givebloodgivelife.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

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