Indy Eleven & American Red Cross Team Up for Blood Donation Drive on August 13
Donors Who Give to Receive Pair of Tickets to Sept. 9 Match at Lucas Oil Stadium
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, August 3, 2020) – Indy Eleven is proud to partner with the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross in hosting a blood donation drive on Thursday, August 13. The drive will take place from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Greater Indianapolis chapter of the American Red Cross, located at 1510 N. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.
Fans interested in participating can click here to reserve their space at the August 13 drive.
As a reward for their efforts in ensuring a stable blood supply during the pandemic, Indy Eleven will provide each donor with a pair of tickets to the team’s Group E match against Sporting Kansas City II at Lucas Oil Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Each ticket also includes specials from a pair of Indy Eleven’s Corporate Partners – a free Beer Cheese Tots appetizer from Huse Culinary’s Burger Study and a package from Alpha Health & Wellness featuring a free consultation, free laser lipo session and free whole body vibration session. In addition, the American Red Cross will provide every donor with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.
Individuals can schedule an appointment at any official Red Cross blood drive across the country by using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Red Cross urges individuals across the country to roll up a sleeve today to ensure blood is available for patients across the country. A blood donation takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes. Learn more about what to do before, during and after your blood donation at redcross.org.
To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Since its launch on January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven’s mission – “To win championships with and for the community” – has stayed true to its aim of fielding a team that represents the State of Indiana proudly on and off the field. The 2019 season marks Indy Eleven’s sixth year of play. Indy Eleven is a member of United Soccer League Championship, a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. On January 31, 2017, Indy Eleven submitted a bid for an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer (MLS), the First Division of pro soccer in the United States and Canada as recognized by U.S. Soccer.