The Southwest Blood Region has teamed up with Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities to collect life-saving blood.  Now is a great time to give blood, win prizes and join Red Cross Racing! Check out redcrossracing.com to join the race where everyone wins. Schedule a blood donation appointment today!!

Blood Drive 
The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway (4th Floor)
Friday, September 10, 2010
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

All presenting donors will receive a specially designed Red Cross Racing t-shirt and the chance to win race tickets and Red Cross Racing prizes.

Red Cross Racing members can get points for a variety of activities, including giving blood and/or platelets and recruiting other blood donors.  Those points may be exchanged for prizes such as duffle bags, gardening sets, laptop computer holders and other exciting merchandise by logging on to redcrossracing.com and clicking on the Sweepstakes icon on the track.  

Donating Blood:

Log on to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.

About Speedway Children’s Charities

Speedway Children’s Charities also plays host to a wide range of events and promotions geared around race weeks at Texas Motor Speedway to generate charitable funds for the coming year. Since the chapter’s inception in 1997, more than $6.7 million in funding has been distributed, including a record $1 million in grants the previous two years, programs for children of North Texas.  For more information, please visit http://www.scctexas.org

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit  www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org/