Today and tomorrow, July 26, the Birmingham Barons are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host the Home Run Hero blood drive at Regions Feld. Since the need for blood donations is never-ending, your participation in the Home Run Hero blood drive will save lives.
The need for blood donations
According to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. There are many reasons a patient might need blood, including:
- Victim of an accident or a burn
- Heart surgery
- Organ transplants
- Battling cancer
Since there is no substitute for blood, the lives of these patients are reliant on generous blood donors around the country. However, blood donations tend to decline during the summer while volunteers are out on vacation, watching kids on summer break or stuck inside due to the stifling summer heat.
To help alleviate the strain on blood supplies, members of Bham Now, the Birmingham Barons and countless locals turned out to the American Red Cross’ Home Run Hero blood drive at Regions Field last year. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers and donors, the American Red Cross was able to collect 92 units of blood—enough to save the lives of 190 people.
Become an American Red Cross Home Run Hero
You can make a difference and save lives this summer by donating blood at the Home Run Hero blood drive or another blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross. Visit the American Red Cross’ website to learn more.
- What: Home Run Hero Blood Drive — Click here to register
- When: Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26 from 12PM to 6PM
- Where: Regions Field 2nd Floor Banquet Room | 1400 1st Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35233
Did you donate blood during the last Home Run Hero blood drive? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know about it!