Rebel Hill Florist will host its seventh annual blood drive benefiting the American Red Cross on Thursday, July 28. The event will be held at the shop from 1 to 6 p.m.
For their generosity, all donors will have the option to receive a dozen red roses or donate them to Bethany Health and Rehabilitation. To help participants beat the summer heat, Maggie Moo’s ice cream truck will be on-site.
“For seven years, we have been honored to support the Red Cross’ mission of saving lives through blood donation,” said Anna Page, owner of Rebel Hill Florist. “Our customers are always ready to do their part, and we plan to thank them for their donation with a dozen roses.”
“The American Red Cross is proud to partner with Rebel Hill Florist,” said Tim Ryerson, CEO for the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “This special blood drive has become a community tradition. We appreciate the support of this local business and their passion to pay it forward to others.”
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and one in 10 people who come into a hospital will require blood. The Red Cross needs 15,000 blood donations every day to support patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. Most of the blood collected by the American Red Cross comes through community blood drives.
Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Appointments can be made by calling 615-833-8555, or can be scheduled online by visiting redcrossblood.org.
Rebel Hill Florist is located at 4281 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN 37220, near the intersection of Harding Road and I-65 South.