FOCUS on Saving Lives at the Labor of Love Blood Drive

American Red Cross

(Evansville) – Down the street and across the country, there are patients in need of lifesaving blood. Everyone in the Tri-State area can be a summer lifesaver and make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood through the American Red Cross.

“Every day, blood is needed for people with blood disorders, cancer patients, transplant recipients, trauma victims and many others,” said Matt Bertram, Regional CEO, American Red Cross. “When you give blood, you reach out to help those in need. The need for blood is constant but donations tend to decline around holidays like Labor Day.”

Labor of Love Blood Drive
Tuesday, September 7th
10am – 6pm

American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana
29 S. Stockwell Road, Evansville

Help cut down on your wait time on September 7th. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or go online to All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors with type O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to schedule appointments for the important holiday blood drive.

Double red cell donation opportunities will also are available at the Labor of Love Blood Drive. Donors who meet the eligibility requirement should consider doubling the difference they make with a double red cell donation! Plus, all presenting donors will also be entered in “FOCUS on Saving Lives Campaign” for a chance to win a 2010 Ford Focus or one of two $500 gas cards. The Labor of Love Blood Drive is the last day to enter for a chance to win. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

If you are unable to attend today’s blood drive, please consider making an appointment to give in the very near future as the need for blood is always constant. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or go online to to schedule a blood donation appointment and for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.