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CKMC blood drive is today
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Dear Editor,
NASCAR is the number one spectator sport in the United States with 75 million loyal fans, many of whom are dedicated American Red Cross blood donors.
That’s why NASCAR and the American Red Cross are once again teaming up for Red Cross Racing, a donor rewards program designed to increase the number of blood donors and the number of times they give blood.
For the fourth year in a row, Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is raising awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations; especially from type O donors like him. Thanks to another generous donation by 3M, Biffle will once again drive the No. 16 Ford Fusion with the full Red Cross paint scheme at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in Michigan and Indianapolis this year.
“I’m proud to be associated within the NASCAR community as the American Red Cross driver and a blood donor. I give blood because it’s easy to do and helps support the community,” says Biffle.
The efforts of the previous two years of Red Cross Racing have resulted in just over 226,000 blood donations. Red Cross Racing members can get points for a variety of activities, including giving blood and/or platelets and recruiting other blood donors to join. Those points may be exchanged for prizes such as limited edition die cast cars, golf balls, computer bags and other exciting merchandise.
You can donate locally at the Central Kansas Medical Center blood drive, today from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the St. Dominic Room. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit to make an appointment.
Lindsey Zogleman,
American Red Cross,