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Donate Blood, Get Nashville Predators Tickets

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Nashville, Tenn. (December 21, 2009) - Your holiday shopping is finished, the gifts are wrapped and you iced your last cookie. Now it’s time to do something for you.

Visit the Nashville Donor Center, give a lifesaving blood donation and you could be cheering on the Nashville Predators.

“The Nashville Predators are committed to helping the community and we’re excited to team up with the American Red Cross to help support their blood drives,” Nashville Predators President of Business Operations, Ed Lang said. “With these ticket donations, we hope to help influence more people to donate and get involved in an important cause this holiday season.”

Anyone who presents to donate blood at the Nashville Donor Center located at 2201 Charlotte Ave. in Nashville is eligible. The first 25 presenting blood donors on each of the following dates will receive a pair of tickets to a Predators game.

•Wednesday, Dec. 23 - 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
•Thursday, Dec. 24 - 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•Monday, Dec. 28 - 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
•Tuesday, Dec. 29 – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
•Wednesday, Dec. 30 – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
•Thursday, Dec. 31 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Monday, Jan. 4 – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
•Tuesday, Jan. 5 – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at

How to Donate Blood:
Log on to or call 1-800-REDCROSS 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 (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit to learn more.

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 or join our blog at

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