\Press Release courtesy Blood Assurance\
*Press Release courtesy Blood Assurance*
Blood Assurance is seeking dozens of all-stars to save lives this July 4 weekend during its Proud to be an American Blood Drives.
The non-profit blood center is teaming up with Cumulus Media and the Nashville Sounds to host four blood drives outside First Horizon Park, home of the Triple-A Milwaukee Brewers affiliate, who are playing evening games all weekend long.
“We are very excited to partner with Blood Assurance and host these drives that will save lives in our community,” said Doug Scopel, Nashville Sounds Vice President of Operations. “We are happy to help give back to the Nashville community and we can’t wait to see all of our blood donors at the game.”
The July 1-4 blood drives are taking place at the Blood Assurance blood mobile from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. parked near First Horizon Park on Junior Gilliam Way. Blood donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online here, however, walk-ins will be accepted.
Blood donors will receive a free patriotic-themed t-shirt and two tickets to the July 29 Sounds game against the Columbus Clippers. Tickets are in section 103. Participants will also be automatically entered to win a brand new Traeger grill!
Blood usage tends to increase during the 4th of July weekend due to travel and water activities. Blood Assurance needs to be prepared with an adequate supply of blood on the shelf to help local hospitals meet the need of area patients. Blood cannot be manufactured and Blood Assurance counts on volunteer donors daily to save lives.
Representatives from 104.5 the Zone will be on site to meet and greet listeners.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.
About Blood Assurance
Blood Assurance is a nonprofit, full-service regional blood center serving more than 70 health care facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina. Founded in 1972 as a joint effort of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the Chattanooga Area Hospital Council and the Chattanooga Jaycees, the mission of Blood Assurance is to provide a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components to every area patient in need.