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Blood Assurance and the Nashville Sounds are seeking dozens of all-stars to save local lives.
The two organizations are teaming up for three blood drives, July 1-3. Each day, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., a bloodmobile will be parked outside First Horizon Park’s main entrance, located at 19 Junior Gilliam Way. On all three evenings of the blood drives, the Sounds will be in action against the Indianapolis Indians.
“Partnering with the Nashville Sounds is a home run for our organization and the community,” said Jerry Antoine, regional director of operations for Blood Assurance. “Through partnerships like this, we are able to collect additional units of blood, resulting in more lives being saved throughout Music City.”
As a token of appreciation, each blood donor will receive a free baseball-themed t-shirt and two tickets to the Sunday, July 31 Sounds home game versus the Charlotte Knights (while supplies last).
“We are honored and excited to partner with Blood Assurance on such an important endeavor in our community,” said Sounds general manager and chief operating officer, Adam English. “For those who are able, donating blood is life-saving and we’re proud to help. Plus, all donors can be loud at First Horizon Park and help the Sounds beat the Charlotte Knights on July 31!”
Moreover, in a rematch of last year’s World Series, one lucky donor who gives between July 1-15 at any Blood Assurance donation center or blood drive, will win two tickets to the Aug. 20 Atlanta Braves game at Truist Park versus the Houston Astros. The prize package also includes accommodations at an Atlanta hotel. Donors must register to win by visiting www.bloodassurance.org/homerun.
Donors can visit www.bloodassurance.org/sounds, call 800-962-0628, or text BAGIVE to 999777, to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.
*About Blood Assurance
*Blood Assurance is a nonprofit, full-service regional blood center serving more than 70 health care facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina. Founded in 1972 as a joint effort of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the Chattanooga Area Hospital Council and the Chattanooga Jaycees, the mission of Blood Assurance is to provide a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components to every area patient in need.