2nd Annual Packers Blood Drive a Huge Success

Nearly 250 people show up to support the Red Cross, 207 pints of blood donated

On Monday, August 30 the American Red Cross and the Green Bay Packers teamed up for the 2010 Packers Training Camp Blood Drive. The community response was overwhelming with 207 pints of blood donated through the Red Cross during the 7-hour event.

“Many Packer fans are dedicated donors and helped boost the blood supply leading into the Labor Day weekend,” said Dave Liethen, American Red Cross donor recruitment representative. “However, the need for blood doesn’t stop with the end of Packers training camp.”

The Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to donate at upcoming area blood drives to help ensure sufficient blood supplies before and after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Through September 10, all presenting blood and platelet donors will be eligible to win a $500 gas card.

All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient supply for patients in need, especially types O negative and A negative. Type O negative blood, the universal blood type, is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. To find a blood drive near you, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Click HERE to see additional photos from the Packers Training Camp Blood Drive.

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