North Carolina Red Cross Partners With ACC For March Madness Blood Drive
Feb. 13, 2004
CHARLOTTE - Every two seconds someone in this country needs blood. The ACC is helping to make sure that blood is available by sponsoring a March Madness Blood Drive with the North Carolina chapters of the American Red Cross March 1 - March 14.
The March Madness Blood Drive gives alumni from each ACC school the opportunity to donate blood on their school's behalf while helping to save a life. Participating schools include Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest.
The ACC school with the most alumni blood donations March 1 -- March 14 will be awarded with a trophy on their school's behalf recognizing their outstanding commitment to the life saving process. Each American Red Cross blood center will be decorated with ACC paraphernalia and school give-a-ways will be provided to alumni while supplies last. The ACC Tournament will be televised at the blood center so that donors can follow the action while donating blood. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided.
By partnering with the American Red Cross, the ACC is helping to save and improve the lives of individuals in need of blood. In addition, the ACC is ensuring that a safe blood supply is available at all times for all members of the community.
The March Madness Blood Drive is open to all alumni of participating ACC schools but is available only in the state of North Carolina. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors must have a form of positive identification in order to donate.
Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE to schedule an appointment to donate blood.