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    Nashville Predators + American Red Cross Work Together for Blood Donation Goal

    The following is a press release:

    The American Red Cross is continuing the partnership with the Nashville Predators Foundation to host a multi-city blood drive April 25 – April 29.

    All presenting donors will receive a Predators foam hockey puck while supplies last. All presenting donors will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an official American Red Cross logo puck signed by a current Nashville Predators player from each blood drive location. All who come to give blood April 19 – May 19 at blood drives or blood collection centers will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice and automatically be entered to win a new travel trailer camper that sleeps eight, thanks to Suburban Propane. Details are available at rcblood.org/camper

    The Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from donations that meet the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for convalescent plasma may be used to treat immunocompromised patients battling COVID-19. 

    “We are urging all who can to come to donate at these Predator donation sites to help us continue to replenish the blood supply on hospital shelves,” said Clif Redish, interim regional donor services executive with the Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “As we go into summer travel season, we expect to see donations decline, so it is important to have our donors show up every 56 days to donate whole blood. We are thankful that our partners, the Nashville Predators, are always there to help our community when called upon.” Eighty percent of blood donated to the Red Cross is acquired from blood donations made at blood drives. The organization supplies 40 percent of blood across the nation.

    How to donate blood

    Simply download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: PREDS19 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

    Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

    Donors with sickle cell trait

    April is also National Minority Health Month — a time to raise awareness about health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations. It’s also a time to encourage action through access to care, health education and control of disease complications through blood donation.

    At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet, and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.

    Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

    Blood drive safety

    The American Red Cross continues to assess COVID-19 safety protocols and are will remove mask requirements at blood drives and donation centers effective April 25 for employees, volunteers, blood drive hosts and blood donors. 

    If a blood drive host has a mask requirement at their facility, that requirement will be honored. Red Cross will also graciously accommodate mask requests from donors where close interaction occurs. Safety remains the top priority during out blood drives.

    Of course, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason and masks will be available for those in attendance at blood drives and donation centers. The Red Cross will also continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities in alignment with CDC guidance.

    Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are still eligible to donate blood and platelets. Knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they receive is important in determining blood donation eligibility.

    Nashville Predators Foundation blood donation opportunities April 25 – April 29:

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    The Livery Stables Event Hall

    1104 Main Street

    Pleasant View, TN 37146

    1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Sumner Regional Medical Center

    555 Hartsville Pike

    Gallatin, TN 37066

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Courtyard by Marriott

    1980 Providence Parkway

    Mount Juliet, TN 37122

    11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Clarksville American Red Cross

    1760 Madison Street

    Clarksville, TN 37043

    10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Nashville Predators -Spring Hill Community

    125 Stephen P. Yokich Pkwy

    Spring Hill, TN 37174

    12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Light Hall

    2215 Garland Avenue

    Nashville, TN 37232

    8:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.

    City of Brentwood

    Brentwood Library

    8109 Concord Rd.

    Brentwood, TN 37027

    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    First Baptist Church

    613 South Main Street

    Goodlettsville, TN 37072

    12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Celebration Lutheran Church

    3425 N Mount Juliet Road

    Mount Juliet, TN 37122

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Gold’s Gym Smyrna

    567 S. Lowry St.

    Smyrna, TN 37167

    11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Ford Ice Center Bellevue

    7638 B Highway 70 S

    Nashville, TN 37221

    12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Nashville Predators Galleria

    1800 Galleria Blvd.

    Suite 2075

    Franklin, TN 37067

    12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Light Hall 2215 Garland Ave

    Nashville, TN 37232

    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    City of Brentwood

    Brentwood Library

    8109 Concord Rd.

    Brentwood, TN 37027

    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Collinwood Freewill Baptist

    1st Ave North

    Collinwood, TN 38450

    2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Clarksville American Red Cross

    1760 Madison Street

    Clarksville, TN 37043

    10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Nashville Predators World Outreach Church

    1921 New Salem Highway

    Murfreesboro, TN 37129

    1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Sumner Station

    225 Big Station Camp Blvd

    Gallatin, TN 37066

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    The Element Nashville

    2825 Elm Hill Pike

    Nashville, TN 37214

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center

    1021 Wilkinson Trace

    Bowling Green, KY 42103

    10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 28, 2022

    Ridgetop First Baptist Church

    1757 Highway 41 South

    Ridgetop, TN 37152

    12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Nashville Predators – Columbia Community

    1106 Nashville Hwy

    Columbia, TN 38401

    11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Faith Lutheran Church

    1655 Main Street

    Lebanon, TN 37087

    12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Ford Ice Center

    5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway

    Antioch, TN 37013

    1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Natchez Trace American Red Cross Chapter

    129 West Fowlkes St, Ste 100

    Franklin, TN 37064

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Huntsville Red Cross Donation Center

    1015 Airport Rd. SW

    Huntsville, AL 35802

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Friday, April 29, 2022

    Hendersonville Community Church

    381 West Main

    Hendersonville, TN 37075

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center

    1021 Wilkinson Trace

    Bowling Green, KY 42103

    10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Nashville Predators Winchester Community

    1230 South College Street

    Winchester, TN 37398

    1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    East Tennessee American Red Cross Blood Drive

    6921 Middlebrook Pike

    Knoxville, TN 37909

    1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    The following is a press release:

    The American Red Cross is continuing the partnership with the Nashville Predators Foundation to host a multi-city blood drive April 25 – April 29.

    All presenting donors will receive a Predators foam hockey puck while supplies last. All presenting donors will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an official American Red Cross logo puck signed by a current Nashville Predators player from each blood drive location. All who come to give blood April 19 - May 19 at blood drives or blood collection centers will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice and automatically be entered to win a new travel trailer camper that sleeps eight, thanks to Suburban Propane. Details are available at rcblood.org/camper

    The Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from donations that meet the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for convalescent plasma may be used to treat immunocompromised patients battling COVID-19. 

    “We are urging all who can to come to donate at these Predator donation sites to help us continue to replenish the blood supply on hospital shelves,” said Clif Redish, interim regional donor services executive with the Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “As we go into summer travel season, we expect to see donations decline, so it is important to have our donors show up every 56 days to donate whole blood. We are thankful that our partners, the Nashville Predators, are always there to help our community when called upon.” Eighty percent of blood donated to the Red Cross is acquired from blood donations made at blood drives. The organization supplies 40 percent of blood across the nation.

    How to donate blood

    Simply download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: PREDS19 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

    Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

    Donors with sickle cell trait

    April is also National Minority Health Month — a time to raise awareness about health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations. It’s also a time to encourage action through access to care, health education and control of disease complications through blood donation.

    At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet, and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.

    Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

    Blood drive safety

    The American Red Cross continues to assess COVID-19 safety protocols and are will remove mask requirements at blood drives and donation centers effective April 25 for employees, volunteers, blood drive hosts and blood donors. 

    If a blood drive host has a mask requirement at their facility, that requirement will be honored. Red Cross will also graciously accommodate mask requests from donors where close interaction occurs. Safety remains the top priority during out blood drives.

    Of course, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason and masks will be available for those in attendance at blood drives and donation centers. The Red Cross will also continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities in alignment with CDC guidance.

    Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are still eligible to donate blood and platelets. Knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they receive is important in determining blood donation eligibility.

    Nashville Predators Foundation blood donation opportunities April 25 – April 29:

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    The Livery Stables Event Hall

    1104 Main Street

    Pleasant View, TN 37146

    1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Sumner Regional Medical Center

    555 Hartsville Pike

    Gallatin, TN 37066

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Courtyard by Marriott

    1980 Providence Parkway

    Mount Juliet, TN 37122

    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Clarksville American Red Cross

    1760 Madison Street

    Clarksville, TN 37043

    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Nashville Predators -Spring Hill Community

    125 Stephen P. Yokich Pkwy

    Spring Hill, TN 37174

    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Light Hall

    2215 Garland Avenue

    Nashville, TN 37232

    8:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

    City of Brentwood

    Brentwood Library

    8109 Concord Rd.

    Brentwood, TN 37027

    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    First Baptist Church

    613 South Main Street

    Goodlettsville, TN 37072

    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Celebration Lutheran Church

    3425 N Mount Juliet Road

    Mount Juliet, TN 37122

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Gold's Gym Smyrna

    567 S. Lowry St.

    Smyrna, TN 37167

    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Ford Ice Center Bellevue

    7638 B Highway 70 S

    Nashville, TN 37221

    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Nashville Predators Galleria

    1800 Galleria Blvd.

    Suite 2075

    Franklin, TN 37067

    12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Light Hall 2215 Garland Ave

    Nashville, TN 37232

    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    City of Brentwood

    Brentwood Library

    8109 Concord Rd.

    Brentwood, TN 37027

    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Collinwood Freewill Baptist

    1st Ave North

    Collinwood, TN 38450

    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Clarksville American Red Cross

    1760 Madison Street

    Clarksville, TN 37043

    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Nashville Predators World Outreach Church

    1921 New Salem Highway

    Murfreesboro, TN 37129

    1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Sumner Station

    225 Big Station Camp Blvd

    Gallatin, TN 37066

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    The Element Nashville

    2825 Elm Hill Pike

    Nashville, TN 37214

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center

    1021 Wilkinson Trace

    Bowling Green, KY 42103

    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 28, 2022

    Ridgetop First Baptist Church

    1757 Highway 41 South

    Ridgetop, TN 37152

    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Nashville Predators - Columbia Community

    1106 Nashville Hwy

    Columbia, TN 38401

    11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Faith Lutheran Church

    1655 Main Street

    Lebanon, TN 37087

    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Ford Ice Center

    5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway

    Antioch, TN 37013

    1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Natchez Trace American Red Cross Chapter

    129 West Fowlkes St, Ste 100

    Franklin, TN 37064

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Huntsville Red Cross Donation Center

    1015 Airport Rd. SW

    Huntsville, AL 35802

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Friday, April 29, 2022

    Hendersonville Community Church

    381 West Main

    Hendersonville, TN 37075

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center

    1021 Wilkinson Trace

    Bowling Green, KY 42103

    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Nashville Predators Winchester Community

    1230 South College Street

    Winchester, TN 37398

    1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    East Tennessee American Red Cross Blood Drive

    6921 Middlebrook Pike

    Knoxville, TN 37909

    1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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