Now, We Want Your Blood

No, not me. The Red Cross! They are having a Smyrna/La Vergne Donor Day on July 7th at Life Point Church from 1-6 PM. But, this isn’t just any old time to donate, first, they are giving free t-shirts to the first 50 people who donate, so there’s free stuff other than the stickers and OJ you normally get. Additionally, they are having giveaways. There are gift cards to places like IHOP and the Smyrna Bowling Alley, and many other places.

You may be thinking: Oh my gosh! I cannot wait to do this! I love giving blood! How do I get signed up?

Well, it’s simple. You can simply go to http://www.redcrossblood.org and click on “Make a blood donor appointment.” Then you can choose “Use a Sponsor Code” and enter this code: smyrna19

From there, if you have not used the website to donate before, you can set up a new account. Or, if you have used the website to donate, simply log in and choose a time.

If that seems like too much effort, you can always call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.

I already set up my appointment, how about you?

9 comments for “Now, We Want Your Blood

  1. Sarah N
    June 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Sadly, I’m not allowed to donate because I lived overseas during the Mad Cow epidemic of the early 80s:(

    • Ivy
      June 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

      Weeeeeeeeird. They sure are strict.

      • June 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

        Yep. We couldn’t even donate my daughter’s cord blood.

    • June 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Sarah, Same boat here except was mad cow scare of the late ’90s. They need to do something about thier cows over there every 10 years they get pretty pissed 🙂

      • Ivy
        June 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

        Yeah, I would hate to be a European cow, they seem so angry. 😀

  2. June 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Sadly I already have plans.

  3. Angie
    June 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Sadly for me I recently donated during a drive at my work and won’t be eligible till July 11th. Maybe they will overlook the 4 days and let me donate early??

    • Sherry
      June 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      I doubt it. I tried to donate two days early one time and with all the records now computerized, they’ll catch it and politely decline your blood.

  4. Sherry
    June 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I donated for many, many years and still have my 5-gallon pin around somewhere, along with probably 20 t-shirts. Unfortunately, I’m now on meds and can’t donate anymore. Oh, well. I did my civic duty while I could.

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