For Immediate Release
April 28, 2014
Sonoma, CA – BloodSource and Sonoma Raceway are driven to save lives! Blood drive participants at the Sonoma Raceway Blood Drive on May 5, 2014 will receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a "hot lap" – around the 12-turn road course before giving blood. Blood donors also receive MyBloodSource Rewards. Community members and race fans alike can enjoy the ride of a lifetime and help save lives at this one-of-a-kind blood drive, which will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the raceway located at 29355 Arnold Drive in Sonoma.
Make an appointment by visiting www.bloodsource.org/drives and enter location D301. Once you make your appointment, make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment time for your free hot lap.
Katherine Elorduy, BloodSource Communications Director, states, "It's exciting to be part of this special blood drive with Sonoma Raceway. We look forward to offering race fans and blood donors this fun opportunity."
In true high-speed fashion, the raceway will put its own "spin" on the traditional blood drive, as donors get their hearts pumping with a high-speed "hot lap" before giving blood. Donors will ride along with a professional instructor from the Simraceway Performance Driving Center in an official raceway vehicle.
BloodSource supplies blood to more than 40 hospitals in over 30 counties – from Merced to the Oregon border, from Sonoma County to Lake Tahoe. This is the first time Sonoma Raceway and BloodSource have teamed up for this special event.
Make your appointment to donate blood at the raceway today! All donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with parent consent) and bring a valid photo ID. For the May 5, 2014 Sonoma Raceway Blood Drive information, contact Julie Rottmayer, BloodSource Account Manager, at 707.303.4016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, about Sonoma Raceway, contact Laurence Lea at email@example.com or 800-870-RACE (7223).
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 in general good health. 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.
BloodSource and Sonoma Raceway are driven to save lives!