The Oakland Press’s Andrea Peck offers a timely reminder regarding the Red Wings and American Red Cross’s blood drive to be held at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, August 13th:
The American Red Cross and Meijer will partner for a blood drive to help address the emergency blood shortage.
The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the Via Concourse at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
According to Red Cross officials, the organization has less than a three-day supply of most blood types and less than a two-day supply of type O blood.
Everyone who comes to donate will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons preseason game, as well as other prize giveaways. This is the second year Little Caesars Arena hosted the blood drive in the Via Concourse.
People who wish to donate blood can download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS, sponsor code: LCA313, to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years old in most states, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.