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The State College Spikes and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a Blood Drive in Suite 519 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, and we need your help, Spikes fans!
In addition to helping our neighbors by increasing regional blood supplies, any presenting donor that comes to the ballpark on Wednesday will receive two (2) Bullpen Box tickets for a Spikes home game of their choice this summer.
Walk-ins are welcome, but fans can also make an appointment with the Red Cross at RedCrossBlood.com.
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before – as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.
While the need for blood is constant during the summer months, the Red Cross experiences a drastic decline in new donors. Nationwide, about one-third fewer new donors came out to give last summer than during the rest of the year. Additionally, many schools where blood drives are held – and where new donors give – are not in session, and current donors often delay giving due to summer vacation plans.
While about 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, less than 10 percent of those eligible actually do. The blood donation process takes about an hour with the actual donation only taking about 10 minutes.
So be sure to join us Wednesday between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. here at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park as the Spikes and the American Red Cross team up for Blood Drive at the ballpark!
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.