Lifesaving blood donations will be collected on Friday, September 10, in the third annual Drive For Life Blood Drive Presented by Delta Air Lines.
Atlanta Motor Speedway, the American Red Cross, and Delta have partnered together to host the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Tara Ballroom, located within the AMS Condo Building at 1500 Tara Place.
The number of appointments is limited and interested donors are encouraged to secure a donation time that works for them as soon as possible. Appointments can be made using the Blood Donor App or by going to RedCrossBlood.org and using sponsor code “DeltaATL”. Appointments can also be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
As many as three lives can be saved each time someone donates blood. Red Cross employees have implemented additional precautions to ensure blood drives and donation centers are safe for donors and staff and reduce potential exposure to COVID-19. Face masks are required inside the donation site.
All presenting donors will receive a free Drive for Life t-shirt, a coupon (via email) from Sport Clips for a free haircut, and entry into a drawing to win one of two $50 gift cards. To prepare to give blood, the Red Cross recommends donors eat iron-rich meals and drink plenty of water. A photo ID will also be needed upon arrival.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent 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 Delta Air Lines
Delta’s mission to connect the world starts with its commitment to being a strong partner to the communities where our employees live, work and serve. Giving back has been core to Delta and its culture for the past 90 years, demonstrated by its commitment to invest in charitable organizations each year. Delta, The Delta Air Lines Foundation and its employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars to a host of causes across the globe. The airline focuses on programs and organizations that support Environment, Equity and Education.
Additionally, Delta people remain steadfast in their commitment to giving the gift of life through Delta-sponsored blood drives; Delta employees, retirees and customers contributed 11,347 pints of blood during the 2021 fiscal year (July 2020 – June 2021), allowing Delta to remain the No. 1 corporate blood donor sponsor in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year.
Delta has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service for the past three years in a row. In 2019, for a third straight year, Delta landed on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the only airline to do so. Delta has also been named Best Workplaces for Diversity, Women and Millennials by Fortune and Great Places to Work.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta has served as many as 200 million people a year, taking customers across an industry-leading global network of up to 300 destinations in over 50 countries.
More about Delta can be found on Delta News Hub as well as delta.com, via @DeltaNewsHub on Twitter and Facebook.com/delta.