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American Red Cross, Nashville Predators to hold Blood Drives, August 9th-13th

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is continuing the partnership with the Nashville Predators Foundation to host a multi-city blood drive from August 9th through August 13th, 2021.

All presenting donors who pre-schedule an appointment will receive a Predators foam hockey puck, while supplies last.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive

All presenting donors will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an official American Red Cross logo puck signed by a current Nashville Predators player from each blood drive location.

The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now. 

Right now, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current demand as hospitals respond to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, organ transplants, and elective surgeries.

“We need all Preds fans who are healthy and eligible to donate blood to sign up to help us make our goals and help us defeat this blood shortage,” said Garry Allison, regional donor services executive with the Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region.

“Our partnership with the Nashville Predators makes such an impact in our communities to meet the need for blood in our region for patients in our hospitals,” Allison stated.

Eighty percent of blood donated to the Red Cross is acquired from blood donations made at blood drives. The organization supplies 40 percent of blood across the nation.

How to donate blood

Simply download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: PREDS19, or call 1.800.RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 


Health insights for donors

In most cases, those who have received a COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine can donate. However, knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they received is important in determining donation eligibility.

To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet, and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease.

Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.

Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

Blood drive safety

The Red Cross has updated its pandemic safety protocols in alignment with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Fully vaccinated individuals, including staff and donors, no longer need to wear masks or socially distance themselves. Unvaccinated individuals continue to be required to wear masks and social distance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including social distancing and face masks for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face mask while at the drive if they have not received the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine.

 


Nashville Predators Foundation blood donation opportunities

August 9th, 2021

East Tennessee American Red Cross – Auditorium
6921 Middlebrook Pike  
Knoxville, TN 37909

1:00pm-6:00pm

 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Light Hall
2215 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

10:00am-4:00pm

 

The Inn at Opryland – McGavock Ballroom
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

10:00am-3:00pm

 

Clarksville American Red Cross Chapter – Donor Room
1760 Madison Street 
Clarksville, TN 37043

10:30am-4:30pm

 

 

Hendersonville Community Church – Gym
381 West Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075

10:00am-3:00pm

 

Celebration Lutheran Church – Fellowship Hall
3425 N. Mount Juliet Road
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

10:00am-3:00pm

 

East/West Building – Lebanon Community
945 E. Baddour Parkway 
Lebanon, TN 37087

11:00am-4:00pm

 

August 10th, 2012

World Outreach Church – Gym
1921 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

10:00am-3:00pm

 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Light Hall
2215 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 372323

9:00am-3:00pm

 


 

Northeast Tennessee American Red Cross – Auditorium
660 Eastern Star Road        
Kingsport, TN 37663

10:00am-3:00pm

 

Memphis American Red Cross Chapter – Board Room
1399 Madison Avenue 
Memphis, TN 38104

10:00am-3:00pm

 

First United Methodist Church – Christian Life Center
212 Waterloo Street
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

12:30pm-5:30pm

 

Hohenwald Church of Christ – Gym
110 Park Avenue South 
Hohenwald, TN 38462

12:30pm-5:30pm

 

Sumner Regional Medical Center – Sumner Station Room 213
225 Big Station Camp Boulevard
Gallatin, TN 37066

10:00am-3:00pm

 

August 11th, 2021

CoolSprings Galleria – JCPenney Wing
1800 Galleria Boulevard  
Franklin, TN 37067

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

City of Brentwood – Meeting Rooms
8109 Concord Road 
Brentwood, TN 37027

10:00am-4:00pm

 

First United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
300 Sam Hagar Street
Smyrna, TN 37167

11:00am-5:00pm

 

Clarksville American Red Cross Chapter – Donor Room
1760 Madison Street 
Clarksville, TN 37043

10:30am-4:30pm

 

Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center – Meeting Rooms
1021 Wilkinson Trace 
Bowling Green, KY 42103

10:30am-4:30pm

 

August 12th, 2021

Ford Ice Center Bellevue – Rooms 1 and 4
7638 B Highway 70 South  
Nashville, TN 37221

12:00pm-6:00pm

 

Southeast Tennessee American Red Cross – Training Room
4115 S. Access Road    
Chattanooga, TN 37406

10:00am-3:00pm

 


 

Goodlettsville Church – Activity Building
226 South Main Street     
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

12:00pm-5:00pm

 

Church Street Church of Christ – Annex
305 West Church Street   
Lewisburg, TN 37091

1:00pm-5:00pm

 

Natchez Trace American Red Cross – Chapter Office
215 W. Fowlkes Street Suite 100    
Franklin, TN 37064

10:00am-3:00pm

 

Albany Community – Hall
200 North Spring Street  
Albany, KY 42602

12:00pm-5:00pm

 

Sparta Community – Civic Center
514 E Bockman Way  
Sparta, TN 38583

12:00pm-5:00pm

 

YMCA Dickson – Community Room
225 Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN 37055

2:00pm to 7:00pm

 

 

August 13th, 2021

Sumner Regional Medical Center – Foxland/Monthaven Room
555 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

10:00am to 3:00pm

 

Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center – Meeting Rooms
1021 Wilkinson Trace 
Bowling Green, KY 42103

10:30am to 4:30pm

 

Ford Ice Antioch – Rooms 1 & 2
5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway 
Antioch, TN  37013

9:00am-3:00pm

 

City of Brentwood – Meeting Rooms
8109 Concord Road    
Brentwood, TN 37027

10:00am-4:00pm

 

First Baptist Church Old Hickory – Fellowship Hall
1106 Hadley Avenue 
Old Hickory, TN 37138

2:00pm-7:00pm

 


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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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