Here is a note from Miss Community Clooovia:
“Drop the Excuses Broadcasters Blood Drive” is Monday, June 25, 2012 from 7am-7pm at the Virginia Blood Services Headquarters 2825 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. Radio One listeners I need your support to get up to 500 pints of blood. Summer is usually a rough time of year for blood donations because of travel and visiting family. Meanwhile extra traffic on the roads means increased accidents causing a higher demand for blood. Help replenish the blood supply with the Virginia Blood Services. Save a life it might be your own!
If you haven’t donated blood in a while because you didn’t have the time or you’re afraid of something like needles -Drop the excuses and come out for a chance to save local lives right here in Virginia. This summer, 1 in 7 people entering the hospital in Virginia will need blood.
Honestly, who likes needles but we need your blood to save another’s life. It’s a quick stick and before you know it your done. Natural disasters and accidents are out of our control but the one thing we can control is giving blood to save lives. Teens who are 16 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds may donate on a pint of blood. Please get out teens on the right track to donating blood to save lives.
Do you know that donating one pint a blood can save three lives? Do you know that people living with Sickle Cell Disease receive blood transfusions every month? 98% of whom are of African descent. Do you know that children being treated for cancer, premature infants and children having heart surgery need blood and platelets from donors of all types, especially type O?
Please view the blood facts: http://www.vablood.org/blood_donation_facts.php
Give blood, save a life and win prizes… The first 25 donors will receive a pair of tickets to Radio One’s Healthy, Wealthy and Wise which includes a one-month membership to a healthclub but you must be 18 years of age or older. Enjoy prizes from Martin’s, Penn Station, Funny Bone, AMF Bowling and more. The grand prizes include a $500 Summer Survival VISA Gift Card, RIR tickets and an Agee’s Bicycle-Beach Cruiser.
My Radio One family, will you support me in my efforts to get more blood donations than other broadcasters? Kiss Fm, Ipower and Praise 104.7 Fm listeners broke the record with over 500 pints of blood donated in 2009. We can break the record again in 2012. I want to save lives.