Thursday, February 28, 2008

Press Release #4 Final

Embargo Date: March 24, 2008

German Ellsworth, Utah State Service Rep


BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive for Utah State regional campus located in Brigham City at 265 W. 1100 S. on April 8 from 4-9 p.m.

Brigham City as well as Salt Lake City, Tooele and Logan will hold blood drives between April 7-9. This is the first time Utah State has extended the blood drive to other campuses to further the donation for the university.

“One person donating blood can save up to three lives,” German Ellsworth, Utah State service representative said, “It is important to get everyone involved and donate!”

Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. The Red Cross’ goal is to get everyone ready for an emergency, including getting a kit, making a plan and being informed.

Since 1943, the American Red Cross has served over 3,000 hospitals in the United States and distributed half the nation's blood supply. Four million blood donors trust the Red Cross to serve millions of patients in need each year.

“Donating blood is something anyone eligible can do. Saving lives can take just an hour of your time,” Ellsworth said.

Please announce this event in an upcoming news story. Every donation is cherished.

For more information:
Jessica Collett, Blood Drive Organizer
Phone: 555-851-0471

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