ST. REMY’S HALL BLOOD DRIVE IS AUG. 15

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FINAL MONTH OF ‘SCOUTING 4 DONORS’ DRAWING TO WIN MOTORCYCLE

CBC presented the 2016 Platinum LifeSaving Ambassadors Club award to St. Remy’s Hall blood drive coordinators Carl and Betty York.

St. Remy’s Hall in Russia will host its summer community blood drive Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 101 Remy St.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com

or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

St. Remy’s Hall hosts two blood drive per year and is part of a rotation of Shelby County’s largest community blood drives, including apheresis machines for platelet and plasma donations.  In 2016 the April and August St. Remy’s blood drives totaled 378 donors, 356 whole blood donations and 23 apheresis donations for 100 percent of collection goals.

CBC presented the Platinum award in the LifeSaving Ambassadors Club, the highest award for blood drive excellence, to blood drive coordinators Carl and Betty York.

It’s open throttle for the “Scouting 4 Donors Summer Blood Drive” as it rides into the final month of summer. Everyone who registers to donate is automatically entered in the drawing to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Donors must be 18 by the Sept. 2 conclusion of the campaign to win.

From July 31 to the campaign finish line on Sept. 2 everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt.

The “Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt is green and the design features a motorcycle engine in the shape of a heart with the CBC blood drop logo.

CALL FOR SUMMER DONORS

Summer is a challenging time for maintaining the regional blood supply and this summer has seen an unusually high demand for type O blood.  To maintain an ample blood supply CBC must register approximately 300 donors per day, despite the interruptions of the high school summer break, family vacation travel and outdoor activities. CBC encourages donors who must miss appointments to please reschedule as soon as possible.  We continue to seek the support of type O whole blood donors.

SCOUTING FOR DONORS SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

CBC is scouting for donors this summer and banking on a true American legend to help boost the summer blood supply.  The “Indian Scout Sixty” is descended from the historic line of America’s legendary Indian Motorcycle Company, www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Enter the drawing to win the Indian Scout Sixty by registering to donate May 26 through Sept. 2 at a CBC Donor Center or any CBC mobile blood drive. Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period.

CBC will select the winner from a group of 10 randomly-drawn finalists in mid-September.  Official rules are available at www.givingblood.org.