For Immediate Release
August 4, 2015
West Sacramento, CA – Local residents can save lives and receive free items by participating in the FOX40, 101.9 The Wolf and Hot 103.5 Summer Blood Drive at IKEA in West Sacramento on Friday, August 14. All blood drive participants will receive a free movie pass, a Buy One Get One Free card from Chipotle, free frozen yogurt from IKEA, a discount card from IHOP and MyBloodSource Rewards. Additionally, participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several prizes, including: a guitar signed by Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes and other country music artists, tickets to Wolf Fest on September 12, tickets to Rewind Fest 2015: Psychedelic Furs & More, tickets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, tickets to Golfland Sunsplash, a family 4-pack to Monterey Bay Aquarium, and tickets to a Sacramento River Cats game.
FOX40, 101.9 The Wolf and Hot 103.5 Summer Blood Drive
IKEA – 700 IKEA Ct., West Sacramento
Friday, August 14
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States receives a blood transfusion. Blood donations can help patients like Steven Lee, who was a senior in high school when diagnosed with leukemia. “Ironman” has fought his way through intense chemotherapy, radiation treatments and two marrow transplants. Generous blood donors helped Steven survive and he now looks forward to a healthy future.
Please bring a photo I.D., eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids before donating. For more information, please visit bloodsource.org or call 866-822-5663.
Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource serves a population of over 5 million and provides blood and medical expertise to over 40 hospitals in the Northern and Central California regions. With 15 BloodSource Donor Centers and over 2,200 mobile drives annually, BloodSource relies on volunteer donors, chairpeople and volunteers to ensure community blood needs are met. Together, we 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 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. Potential marrow donors aged 18-44 years can register for Be The Match® national marrow registry through BloodSource. Schedule an appointment or learn more at 866.822.5663 or bloodsource.org.