The Tennessee Titans and American Red Cross are teaming together for a Titans Blood Drive on Jan. 10, encouraging Titans fans across Tennessee and the country to donate blood this January.
The drive will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the East Club at Nissan Stadium. Fans wishing to donate can visit redcrossblood.org/donate and type in their zip code to select an available site and appointment time. Those wishing to donate at Nissan Stadium can use sponsor code TITANS to select that location.
“In winter, it is typical to experience a decline in blood donation,” said Andrea Conigliaro, senior account manager with the Tennessee Valley Red Cross Region. “Blood donations have dropped nationwide during Christmas week. The need, as always, is great, and we know Titans fans can step up to not only support their team but help us to save lives on Jan. 10 at Nissan Stadium.”
“You never know when you or someone you love will need blood,” said Joel Sullivan, regional executive officer for the Red Cross. “From mothers experiencing childbirth complications to those facing trauma situations in the emergency room, many of us may be connected to someone who has relied on lifesaving blood products. The Red Cross is pleased to offer donors this fantastic opportunity with the Titans to help provide hope, healing, and access to treatment for patients in need during National Blood Donation Month.”
At the Nissan Stadium drive, pre-registration is strongly encouraged as walk-up appointments will be limited and subject to wait times. Upon check-in, those who arrive for their appointment will receive a Titans beanie, while supplies last, and will be entered in a drawing to win a signed Jeffrey Simmons football jersey.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, 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 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.
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.
For more information, please visit redcross.org.