Red Cross, News 2 team up for End of Summer Blood Drive Blowout

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The American Red Cross and News 2 are joining together to encourage donors to help patients in need during the End of Summer Blood Drive Blowout.

In early July, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors of all types to donate to help avert an emergency situation. Despite a large response, the blood shortage continues.

Donors during the blowout event will receive a $5 Amazon gift card claim code and special access to purchase discounted tickets to ten Cedar Fair theme parks across the U.S.

Cedar Fair will donate $2 from each discounted ticket purchase back to the Red Cross to support its humanitarian mission.

“Between back-to-school planning and end-of-summer activities, this time of year can be an especially difficult time to collect blood,” said Mario Sedlock, director of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “We greatly appreciate WKRN News 2 for partnering with us, and all those who have made it a priority to give blood this summer.”

The blowout will be held Monday, Aug. 22 at various times in the seven following locations:

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center
2201 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203
9:30 AM – 6 PM

Walmart Hendersonville
204 Anderson Lane N.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
1– 5 PM

CoolSprings Galleria
1800 Galleria Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
1– 7 PM

Whole Foods – McEwen
1566 West McEwen Drive
Franklin, TN 37067
12:30 – 4:30 PM

American Red Cross Murfreesboro Blood Donation Center
501 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
10 AM – 6 PM

Faith Lutheran Church
1655 Main Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
12:30 – 5:30 PM

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center
1760 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37043
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM


A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Click here to schedule an appointment. 

Individuals who are 17 years of age, 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.

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