April 8, 2010

Donors Asked to ‘Race’ to Tuesday’s Red Cross Blood Drive

The First Baptist Church in Memphis will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, April 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the church’s multi-purpose room.

Donors are encouraged to “race” out to give blood again this year.

NASCAR…it’s the number one spectator sport in the United States with 75-million loyal fans, many of whom are dedicated American Red Cross blood donors.

That’s why NASCAR and the American Red Cross are once again teaming up for Red Cross Racing, a donor rewards program designed to increase the number of blood donors and the number of times they give blood.

For the third year in a row, Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is raising awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations; especially from type O donors like him. Thanks to another generous donation by 3M, Biffle will once again drive the No. 16 Ford Fusion with the full Red Cross paint scheme at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ races in New Hampshire in June and Texas in November.

“I’m proud to be associated within the NASCAR community as the American Red Cross driver and a blood donor. I give blood because it’s easy to do and helps support the community,” says Biffle.

The efforts of the previous two years of Red Cross Racing have resulted in just over 115,000 blood donations. Red Cross Racing members can get points for a variety of activities, including giving blood and/or platelets and recruiting other blood donors to join. Those points may be exchanged for prizes such as limited edition die cast cars, gardening sets, pocket tools, laptop computer bags and other exciting merchandise.

Fans are invited to enter the 2010 Ready, Set, Give & Win Sweepstakes by logging on to redcrossracing.com and clicking on the Sweepstakes icon on the track. Two lucky grand prize winners will receive the following: VIP trip for two (2) as ‘Honorary Pit Crew Members’ to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Race. Guests will have the experience of a lifetime as guests of the No. 16 3M/American Red Cross Team. The VIP trip experience also includes roundtrip air travel, two night’s accommodations, VIP tours with meet-n-greets at the race and more!

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