Only July 10th, SEA LIFE will be hosting its second annual American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Concord Mills. All presenting blood donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt, a regular admission ticket to SEA LIFE and a $10 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, while supplies last.
“Partnering with the Red Cross for our second blood drive is a great opportunity for SEA LIFE to help give back to the local community,” said Dalia Goldgor, general manager at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord. “Last year’s event was a huge success for both SEA LIFE and the Red Cross, and we hope to welcome lots of donors through our doors again this year.”
The community can make an impact for patients in need this summer and help send worries of a summer blood shortage out with the tide. Vacations and summer activities often result in a decline in blood donations during the summer.
During the months of June, July and August, approximately two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. This seasonal challenge can be overcome if just two people above what’s expected give blood at each drive this summer.
Donate blood at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium:
Friday, July 10
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Concord Mills, Entrance 7
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027
To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Sea Life, call 1-800-RED CROSS or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App available through the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM.