September 24, 2012
American Red Cross and Six Flags New England Host Blood Drive at Fright Fest
All Presenting Donors Will Receive a Free One-Day Pass to Fright Fest
The American Red Cross and Six Flags New England are teaming up to host a blood drive on Friday, September 28, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Six Flags New England Human Resources Center, 1756 Main Street in Agawam. All presenting blood donors will receive a free one-day pass to Fright Fest, courtesy of Six Flags New England and a collectable Red Sox t-shirt. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and non-transferable.
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. You never know when a friend, family member, or co-worker or even you will need blood. Each unit of donated blood may help save up to three lives. Donated blood is used to help accident victims, trauma patients, transplant recipients, and those receiving treatment for life-threatening illnesses.
All current eligible and new donors can schedule an appointment to donate blood by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visiting redcrossblood.org. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Massachusetts), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Identification is required at the time of donation.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.