Prizes abound at Bleed Blue at Blue-White Weekend blood drive

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The American Red Cross and Penn State Athletics are partnering on a new Bleed Blue at Blue-White Weekend blood drive, set for noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the campus Multi-Sport Indoor Facility.

“Over the years, Blue-White Weekend has grown in popularity and now features a carnival, fireworks, food vendors, live music and other athletic events in addition to the Blue-White game on April 20. Many view it as Penn State’s unofficial spring reunion,” said Marianne Spampinato, communications manager, American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region. “Our goal for our Blue White blood drive is 100 donations, which we are confident in reaching with the help of Penn State’s supportive community.

“This is a great opportunity for area blood donors, alumni, friends and families to not only help save lives, but support their community during one of the biggest Penn State events of the spring,” she added.

The Red Cross, Penn State Athletics and Penn State Athletic partners have teamed up to feature special events, drawings and giveaways for the Blue-White blood drive:

-- Grand Prize: Honorary Blue-White Captain for the 2013 Blue-White Game with two Club Tickets along with the Sands-Bethlehem Package.
-- Secondary Grand Prize No. 1: In-game field visit at the 2013 Blue-White Game for two with two Club Tickets along with a free weekend stay at the Hampton Inn. 
-- Secondary Grand Prize No. 2: In-Game field visit at the 2013 Blue-White Game for two with two Club Tickets along with a free weekend stay at the Hampton Inn.

Runner-up prizes:
o   Club Tickets for Blue-White Game
o   Supercuts gift card
o   Campus Jeans gift cards
o   PSU Bookstore attire 
o   Weis gift cards 
o   Rockvale Outlets gift cards
o   Lake Tobias Wildlife Park family of five package 
o   DelGrosso’s Amusement Park tickets

To donate blood, call 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 of age (16 with parental consent in Pennsylvania), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Last Updated April 17, 2013