Friday, November 26, 2010

Atlanta Hawks Aim to “Raise the Red” This Holiday Season

Invite Fans, Everyone, to Donate During Atlanta Hawks “Raise the Red” Blood Drive

The Atlanta Hawks look to help “Raise the Red” with the American Red Cross this holiday season, as they partner for an inaugural blood drive at Lenox Square Mall on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Atlanta Hawks center, Jason Collins, will make a special appearance at the drive from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The blood drive is sponsored by 99X, the official station of the Atlanta Hawks, and Chick-fil-A.

The first 300 presenting donors on this day will receive an Atlanta Hawks ticket voucher, good for a FREE ticket. Additionally, the first 250 presenting donors on this day will receive a coupon for a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich with the purchase of a large drink.

WHAT: Atlanta Hawks “Raise the Red” Blood Drive

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hawks center, Jason Collins, to make a special appearance from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lenox Square Mall
Atrium, above the Food Court
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

During the winter holiday season, blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day due to holiday preparations and travel, but the need for blood remains constant. It’s important to take the time to give the gift of life.

The Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides life-saving blood to more than 120 hospitals and must have approximately 1,200 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive life-saving transfusions every day. There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given safely every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

To schedule an appointment for this blood drive, log on to or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767). For more information about the Atlanta Hawks, you may visit
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