BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Barons, along with FOX6 WBRC and Life South Community Blood Centers, are hosting a community blood drive Friday, February 13 at Regions Field.
"Being an active Birmingham community partner is extremely important to our organization, and this blood drive is another event in which we want to continue our commitment," Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson said. "This past December we hosted a coat drive in which the great folks in this community supported, and we hope that we receive that same support with this blood drive. It is an honor to work with FOX6 and Life South. We hope to promote the importance of blood donation, and we hope to see a lot of donors at Regions Field who want to impact the lives of those in need of a transfusion."
The drive is located in the Schaeffer Eye Center Club Lounge, hosted on the second floor at Regions Field, and is set to run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All participants will receive a drawstring backpack, courtesy of Life South.
"FOX6 WBRC is excited to partner with the Barons and Life South to provide a service that is extremely important to the Birmingham community," stated FOX6 WBRC Marketing Director Jim Heinrich.
Donors must be 17 or older, (16-year-olds may donate with written parental consent) weigh 110 pounds or more and show I.D. All donors receive a recognition item and a cholesterol screening. For more information about Life South Community Blood Centers, call (888) 795-2707 or visit lifesouth.org.
"We are in emergency need for blood," Life South Birmingham Community Director Brian Garrett said. "We appreciate the partnership with the Barons and FOX6 WBRC in an effort to get the Birmingham community involved and giving back to local patients."
Birmingham opens the 2015 season Thursday, April 9 as Regions Field hosts the Mobile Bay Bears at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for opening night are currently on sale and are available for purchase online, by phone or in person at the Joe Drake Ticket Office at Regions Field. For more information about the Barons Regions Field and the complete 2015 schedule, please call (205) 988-3200 or visit www.barons.com, www.facebook.com/birminghambarons or on Twitter: @bhambarons.
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