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Red Cross: Blood donors have chance to win Graceland trip

Posted on May 24, 2022

Updated on May 25, 2022

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American Red Cross donors who give blood in the month of June will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland, pictured here.

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American Red Cross donors who give blood in the month of June will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland, pictured here.

Elvis Presley is known for being the first global rock ‘n’ roll icon. He was also a blood donor.

In honor of the new Baz Luhrmann film “Elvis,” all American Red Cross donors who give blood in the month of June will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland for two, including round-trip airfare to Memphis, plus a three-night stay at The Guest House and Elvis Entourage VIP tour, courtesy of Graceland and a custom-wrapped Gibson Epiphone guitar.

Additionally, those who come to donate June 1-30 will also receive a $5 e-gift card to a merchant of choice.

The Red Cross says it’s critically important to maintain a stable blood supply for patients this summer.

HOW TO DONATE

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years old 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 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor app.

Blood drives from June 1-15 are scheduled at the following locations.

NASHVILLE

• June 3 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nashville Town Hall council chambers, 114 W. Church St.

• June 14 — 2:30-6:30 p.m., Nashville Baptist Church, 512 E. Washington St.

ROCKY MOUNT

• June 3 — 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace St.

• June 12 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Word Tabernacle Church, 821 Word Plaza.

• June 13 — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nash Community College Building CE, 522 N. Old Carriage Road.

WILSON

• June 2 — Noon to 6 p.m., Peace Baptist Church, 2838 Tilghman Road N.

• June 4 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Legion Post 13, 2331-1 U.S. 301 S.

• June 7 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 NW.

• June 11 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Omega Resource Center, 300 Fairview Ave. SW.

• June 14 — 2:30-6 p.m., Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 1100 Forest Hills Road NW.

LUCAMA

• June 14 — 3-7 p.m., Temple Wilson, 7369 U.S. 301.

PINETOPS

• June 15 — Noon to 6 p.m., Pinetops Baptist Church, 710 W. Hamlet St.

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