Since 1919, the state of Wisconsin has been dedicated to supporting their Green Bay Packers. On Friday, November 21, the American Red Cross and the Green Bay Packers are asking their fans to support helping patients in need by donating blood at the Green Bay Packers Blood Drive at Lambeau Field.
All presenting donors will receive a free giveaway item and will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.
Green Bay Packers Blood Drive
November 21 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Avenue, in Green Bay, WI. Suggested entry gates are American Family Insurance Gate or Oneida Nation Gate. Free parking will be available.
"The Red Cross is grateful to the Green Bay Packers and all their dedicated fans for supporting those in need by donating lifesaving blood," said Greg Novinska, CEO of the Mid-America Blood Services Region. "Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day with the busy holiday season and the support of the community on November 21 and in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays will help to ensure cancer patients, trauma victims and surgery patients have the blood products they need."
The need for blood is constant. On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients in Wisconsin and across the country. Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. To make a donation appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Use the sponsor code "PACKERS" to register for an appointment at the Green Bay Packers Blood Drive on November 21.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.