Recognizing that more than 44,000 blood donations are needed each day, Roush Fenway Racing will held an American Red Cross blood drive at its corporate headquarters in Concord, NC. Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ford and member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, sponsored this drive and also came out to give blood. Ken Temple, Carolinas Region All-Star blood and platelet donor who has donated more than 700 times since 1957, also gave blood alongside Biffle.
Ken Temple talked about his long-time mission to help save lives and visitors got a sneak preview of the May 19 All-Star race “Saluting our All-Stars” Red Cross paint scheme, which includes Temple’s name.
The American Red Cross celebrated the fifth year of the Red Cross Racing partnership with 3M and Roush Fenway Racing. The No. 16 Ford will sport a Red Cross paint scheme during the May 19 All-Star race and the June 30 race in Kentucky, thanks to the generous donation from 3M and support by Greg Biffle. Visit redcrossracing.com for more information.
How to Donate Blood
All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of positive identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Visit redcrossblood.org for more information.
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.