"Spring Into Giving" with the Red Cross

By American Red Cross | May 28, 2012

Media Contact: Kehres, Eric                    Eric.Kehres@redcross.org               828-988-3126

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Supermodel Niki Taylor Joins Nexcare Bandages AND THE AMERICAN RED CROSS to DEMONSTRATE that “Giving Blood is Timeless”

Fourth Annual Nexcare give Program Thanks Blood Donors and Encourages Donations Year-Round

Haywood County, N.C., June 2012 – Giving blood is timeless – and that’s the theme for this year’s campaign between the American Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages.

 Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. In order to ensure that blood products are available for patients in need, the Red Cross Carolinas Blood Region must collect 1,600 units of blood each day.

 

With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of volunteer donors. To raise awareness and inspire action about this cause, Nexcare Bandages, in partnership with the Red Cross and supermodel Niki Taylor, announce the fourth annual Nexcare give program. This nationwide initiative shines a light on the World Health Organization’s World Blood Donor Day on June 14 by thanking those who give blood and encouraging others to get involved.

 

Friday, June 8

Lowe’s of Waynesville Blood Drive

(100 Liner Cove Rd.; Waynesville, NC)

10:00 am –2:30 pm  

Please call 456-9999 for further information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three $1000 gift cards!

 

Tuesday, June 12

Maggie Valley United Methodist Church Blood Drive

(4192 Soco Road; Maggie Valley, NC)

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please call Donna Wagner at 381-0635 for further information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three $1000 gift cards!

 

Wednesday, June 13

MedWest Haywood Blood Drive (75 Leroy George Road; Waynesville, NC)

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please call Kathy Keogh at 452-8089 for further information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three $1000 gift cards!

 

Thursday, June 14

Oak Grove Baptist Church Blood Drive (39 Robinson Road; Clyde, NC)

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please call Stephanie Kuykendall at 400-2505 for further information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three $1000 gift cards!

 

Monday, June 18

Waynesville Community Blood Drive @ Waynesville Masonic Lodge

(East Marshall Street; Waynesville, NC)

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Please call 456-9586 further information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three $1000 gift cards!

 

Tuesday, June 19

Evergreen Packaging Blood Drive (34 Park Street; Canton, NC)

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please call Diane Parker at 646-2129 further information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three $1000 gift cards!

 

Monday, June 25

Center Pigeon Fire Department Blood Drive (2412 Pisgah Drive – Hwy 110; Canton, NC)

2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please call Eric Kehres at 989-3126 further information or to schedule your appointment.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three $1000 gift cards!

 

 This year, Nexcare Bandages and the Red Cross will bring attention to the importance of giving blood all year-round. Niki Taylor, Red Cross spokesperson and mother of four, has joined the 2012 Nexcare give program to bring this theme to life and help educate people about the ongoing need for blood donation.

 

Taylor, a longtime supporter of the Red Cross, became committed to raising awareness about blood donation after her own experience as a patient in need in 2001. Taylor received 100 units of life-saving blood after a near-fatal car accident, and attributes her survival to the donors and doctors who helped save her life.

 

“I am proud and honored to be involved in the Nexcare give program, and I hope that by sharing my personal story about how Red Cross blood donors saved my life, I can inspire people around the country to get involved,” said Taylor. “I encourage everyone to roll up a sleeve on World Blood Donor Day this year and give.”

 

New for 2012, Nexcare Brand will be giving away limited edition bandages inspired by iconic trends from decades past, adorned with the word “give” to demonstrate that “Giving Blood is Timeless.” This collection features six eye-catching designs ranging from retro polka dots and tie-dye to grunge plaid, and is a nostalgic nod to the time-honored tradition of giving back by donating blood.

 

The limited-edition Nexcare give Bandages will be distributed at Red Cross donor centers and blood drives nationwide beginning Monday, June 11 and throughout that week, leading up to World Blood Donor Day on June 14.

 

To pledge to support blood donation, request free Nexcare give Bandages and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City, visit Nexcaregive.com or text “give” to 34426.*

*Standard data rates may apply. 

 

“We’re honored to team up with Nexcare Bandages and Niki Taylor to highlight this very special cause,” said Joyce Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “We appreciate their dedication of our lifesaving mission and look forward to a successful partnership for years to come.” 

How to Donate Blood

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 permission, 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 approximately 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

 

 

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