Join FOX43, Penn State York and The Red Cross for our second FOX43 blood drive at The Penn State York Campus in the main classroom building conference center on Thursday, August 25 from 10 am to 5pm. Members of the FOX43 team will be there. We hope to see you there August 25 from 10 am to 5pm! Don’t forget to register at redcrossblood.org/Fox43.
Our talent will be there according to the following schedule:
10 AM-12 Noon
Amy Lutz, Melanie Orlins, Andrea Michaels, Jennifer Ready, Chris Garrett
11 AM – 1 PM
MaryEllen Pann , General Manger Chris Topf
12 Noon – 2 PM
Ali Bradley, Evan Forrester, Jaime Garland
2 PM – 4 PM
3 PM – 5 PM
Jackie De Tore, Chris Garrett
There will also be prizes and giveaways that donors will be eligible to receive! All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross t-shirt, Turkey Hill coupon for a free bottle of Haymaker, a $5 Amazon gift card (via e-mail), and have a chance to win Orioles tickets and a $100 gift card! And FOX43 Prizes like a pool bag signed by the FOX43 Morning and Evening teams and a FOX43 Mug signed by the FOX43 Morning News team!
We will be taking walk-ins during the event, but this may cause you to have a longer waiting time. However, you can spend that time talking with your favorite FOX43 Team member!
Our last blood drive at the YORK JCC on March 28 resulted in about 90 units of blood for donation to the American Red Cross! Help make this blood drive even more successful!
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION FACTS
• The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. Blood and platelets are needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to give blood for patients. Eligible donors with type O negative blood are encouraged to make a double red cell or whole blood donation.
• During a double red cell donation, two units of red blood cells are collected, allowing donors to give more of the product that is needed most by patients.
• Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. Because less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, hospitals depend on frequent O negative donations to ensure it’s always available for patients.
• While all blood types are needed, type O negative donations are necessary in emergency situations when there is no time to determine a patient’s blood type.
• Type O negative donors are part of the trauma team because they make a difference to patients in the most serious situations.
• Because type O negative blood can be given to anyone in an emergency, it is constantly in high demand and O negative donors are needed to donate often.
• Type O negative blood is consistently shipped to hospitals soon after it’s collected. The Red Cross monitors the blood supply on a daily basis and works with hospital partners to prioritize needs. As a national system and the nation’s single largest blood provider, we strive to ensure blood products are available for all patients, no matter where or when they need it.
Thank you in advance for joining FOX43, Penn State York, and the American Red Cross in our effort to save lives!