For Immediate Release
December 14, 2015
What: Local residents can save lives, enjoy a Sacramento Kings game and receive the unique experience of donating blood on the basketball court at Sleep Train Arena during the Sacramento Kings Blood Drive on December 21, 2015 from 10:00am – 6:00pm.
All blood drive participants will receive a promo code redeemable for two tickets to a Sacramento Kings home game (game date options: 1/13 vs. New Orleans, 1/21 vs. Atlanta, 2/1 vs. Milwaukee, 3/27 vs. Dallas, 3/30 vs. Washington), plus a coupon from Smile Generation, free pizza and coupon from Pizza Guys, a 15% off discount at the Sacramento Kings Team Store and MyBloodSource Rewards that can be redeemed online for more great items.
Be the Match marrow registry will also be available for individuals 18-44 years old.
The winter season can be a challenging time for collecting blood donations, due to factors such as the cold and flu season, holiday travel and other competing priorities. However, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Blood donors can help patients like Jackson Ross, son of Kings radio broadcaster Jason Ross. Jackson is a playful and rambunctious 13-year-old boy who is well and healthy today, after enduring leukemia and a marrow transplant four years ago. Blood donors have been a large part of his return to health.
When: Monday, December 21
10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Sleep Train Arena
One Sports Parkway, Sacramento
Enter through Security Entrance, located via Truxel Rd. and Toll Plaza 9
Eligibility: Whole blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a BloodSource parental consent available online at bloodsource.org), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health and bring a photo I.D.
For More Information: For more information, please visit bloodsource.org or call 866.822.5663.
Since 1948, BloodSource® has saved countless lives through the generosity of its passionate volunteer donor base. Established as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource® provides blood and medical expertise to hospitals throughout Northern and Central California, and around the world. Donors can save lives in many ways at BloodSource®, through source plasma, platelets, transfusable plasma or whole blood donation. BloodSource continues to evolve as a leader in blood and transfusion medicine for quality and innovation. Together, we do save lives.