July 28, 2012

Podcast: Help the American Red Cross ‘Stalk up the Blood Supply’

In this podcast, Jay Reiners, a farmer from Juniata and a member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, talks about blood and platelet donation program known as "Stalk up the Blood Supply and Pig Out" that kicks off Monday, July 30.

Like for the Japan and Pacific earthquake and tsunami relief program that brought in more than $60,000, the Nebraska Corn Growers Association is partnering with the American Red Cross on this effort. This time, however, the Nebraska Pork Producers Association and Skeeter Barns have joined in the effort.

"Demand for blood doesn’t go down during the summer, but donations due," Reiners said, adding the the blood supply remains tenuous. This makes the Stalk Up the Blood Supply program timely.

As part of the Stalk up the Blood Supply program, all presenting donors will receive a complementary meal from Skeeter Barns at special blood drives across the state. There’s also additional prizes, handouts and the opportunity to win concert tickets at some drives.

Just visit click here to discover all the details.

The special Stalk Up the Blood Supply drives kick off in Lincoln on Monday, July 30. Use the link above for the location and times.

Other drives:
  • Wednesday, August 8 in Holdrege, Hastings, Kearney and Grand Island.
  • Tuesday, August 14, in Norfolk
  • Wednesday, August 15 in Columbus
  • Friday, August 31 in Grand Island

All this information – all the locations, days, times and more – can be found at the link above.

"And please note," Reiners said, "these blood drives are open to anyone and everyone, so come on out, donate blood and then enjoy a complementary meal.

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