The Reading Fightin Phils and the American Red Cross invite you to donate blood In Memory of Frank Mascaro on Monday, August 11th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
You can help J.P. Mascaro & Sons reach their goal of 1,000 pints of blood for the Red Cross by August 2014.
All presenting donors receive four tickets to Reading Fightin' Phils game on August 16th.
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Since May, donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.
"Many people say they never fully understood the importance of donating blood until they or someone they love needed it," said Colin Riccobon, External Communications Manager of the Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood Services Region. "Summer months are always a challenging time for blood collections, and there are patients depending on donors every day to give them hope."
WHAT: Blood Drive
WHEN: Monday, August 11th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
WHERE: FirstEnergy Stadium
1900 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19612
WHO: Reading Fightin Phils
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 consent 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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.