For Immediate Release
January 20, 2014
STOCKTON, CA –BloodSource is partnering with SMG Arena to promote heart health awareness during February and National Heart Month. BloodSource sponsors Hockey With Heart on February 1 as SMG Arena features an exciting match-up between the Stockton Thunder and Colorado Eagles.
Heart patients often need blood to survive. Patients, young and old, undergo heart surgeries for many reasons. Blood donation helps patients like four-month-old Caden who needed blood to fix a congenital heart condition or seven-year-old Faith who has received 17 surgeries since her birth and countless blood transfusions. Blood donations also helped young mom Cori recover from a heart transplant after a virus injured her heart and help grandfathers like Steve welcome new additions to their families.
Blood donors who donate at BloodSource Donor Centers in Stockton (6385 Pacific Ave), Turlock (1040 W Monte Vista Ave) and Merced (382 East Yosemite Ave) between January 20 – January 28 will be entered into a drawing for Luxury Suite tickets (for four) and a Meet-and-Greet opportunity with a Stockton Thunder player. Blood donors also receive MyBloodSource Rewards that can be redeemed for a variety of fun and exciting items.
Celebrate healthy hearts this February by donating blood. There’s no substitute for a helping heart – or blood! Yes, you do save lives.
About Blood Donation
Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource parent consent form) and be generally healthy. There is no upper age limit for blood donations Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids before donating. Find more information or schedule an appointment by calling 866.822.5663 or visiting www.bloodsource.org or MyBloodSource.