Packers Training Camp Blood Drive a Success

More than 250 loyal donors show up to support the Red Cross, 238 pints of blood donated

On Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23, the American Red Cross and the Green Bay Packers teamed up for the 2011 Packers Training Camp Blood Drive. The community response was outstanding with 238 pints of blood donated through the Red Cross during the two-day event held at Lambeau Field. We also want to thank the 68 volunteers who showed their support by giving of their time to help at the two-day event.

“We are extremely thankful to the loyal Packers fans who stepped up to help save lives these past two days,” said Michelle Otero, American Red Cross donor recruitment representative. “The blood collected on Monday and Tuesday could potentially help save up to 714 lives.”

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. From August 29 through September 7, all presenting blood and platelet donors will be automatically entered to win a $500 gas card. All blood types are needed to help maintain a stable blood supply, and there is a special need for types O negative, B negative and A negative.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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