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Bob's Discount Furniture Presents New York Football Giants Annual Blood Drive with American Red Cross

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Article Summary: All presenting donors will receive a limited edition Giants t-shirt, a chance to have their photo taken with the Giants Super Bowl XLVI Trophy and interact with many Giants legends.


The New York Football Giants are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host their 3rd Annual blood drive presented by Bob’s Discount Furniture on Saturday, August 25th from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at MetLife Stadium.

“We thank the New York Giants for helping to save lives in the community and hope to turn many fans into life-saving blood donors,” said Brigid O'Neill LaGier, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Blood Services Region.

All presenting donors will receive a limited edition Giants t-shirt, a chance to have their photo taken with the Giants Super Bowl XLVI Trophy and interact with many Giants legends that are in attendance. Those scheduled to attend throughout the day include Stephen Baker, Greg Comella, Keith Hamilton, Brian Kelley and Jeff Feagles. Free parking will also be available for all donors at the event.

Throughout the day, numerous randomly selected blood donors will win autographed NY Giants items and even have the chance to walk away with a brand new reclining chair provided by Bob’s Discount Furniture.

Fans will also be able to tour the Legacy Club, a Giants’ interactive team museum, which includes artefacts from throughout the team’s history, including the team’s Super Bowl and NFC Championship trophies, as well as a brand new display dedicated to the team’s 2011 championship season.

While walk-ins are always welcome, donors are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance to help minimize wait times and to ensure they have ample time for photo opportunities.

A limited number of appointments are available, so please visit www.redcrossblood.org/giants or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and schedule your appointment NOW

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. As the nation’s single largest supplier of blood and blood products, the Red Cross is dedicated to ensuring that every patient who needs a lifesaving transfusion is able to receive one. In fact, the Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood each day to meet the needs of patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. It is the blood on the shelves today that helps save lives tomorrow.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in PA, NY and NJ), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

All blood types are needed, but there is a particular need for people with negative blood types – O-negative, A-negative and B-negative - to give blood now.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. The Red Cross Blood Services - Northeast Division must distribute approximately 3,000 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients. Eligible volunteer blood donors are asked to please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive and to make appointments.

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