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97.1 The Fan and 10 TV Blood Drive


97.1 The Fan and 10TV is teaming up in a united front to save lives.

Date: Wednesday, August 23rd from 8 AM – 6 PM

Location: Columbus Airport Marriott

How to book appointment:, downloading the blood donor app, or by calling 1-800-RedCross.  The sponsor code for this drive is: Give In

Red Cross donor incentives

Everyone who comes to give blood will receive:

  • Red Cross T-shirt
  • $5 Roosters Bucks coupon
  • Midas discount oil change coupon
  • Plus each donor will be entered to win the following giveaways:
    • Top O’ the Caves Campground — Offering a two-night stay in their full-service Ash Cabin (2 adults, 2 children)
    • Nothing Bundt Cakes — Gift basket
    • Cosi — 1 of 5 family memberships
  • August National blood drive incentive, a $10 gift card by email to the movie merchant of the blood donor’s choice.


Additional information: 

  • The American Red Cross must collect enough blood every day to meet the needs of accident

and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment

for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

  • The Red Cross collects, processes and distributes about 40% of the nation’s blood supply.
  • Each day, the Red Cross needs to collect about 12,500 blood donations and nearly 3,000 platelet

donations to meet the needs of patients at about 2,500 hospitals and other facilities across the


  • About 62% of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood but only about 3% donates.
  • The need for blood is constant. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.
  • A single blood donation can help save more than one life.
  • Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, up to six times a year.
  • Red blood cells have a shelf life of just 42 days.
  • Type O blood is the most needed blood group by hospitals but is often in short supply.
  • Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
  • Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most serious situations.