With football season right around the corner, the Cleveland Browns kicked off Training Camp with an opportunity for the Dawg Pound to #give10 and help community members by donating blood! In partnership with the American Red Cross, the Browns held their annual Cleveland Browns Blood Drive, in association Cuyahoga Community College, and the Dawg Pound was most certainly felt all over northern Ohio.
Over 500 donors came out and supported the annual Blood Drive this year held at 12 sites simultaneously throughout northern Ohio. The Browns Blood Drive this year has the potential to help over 1,400 patients needing blood. Since its inception, the Cleveland Browns blood drives have collected over 8,700 pints of blood which potentially have impacted over 25,400 patients in northern Ohio. Additionally, the Browns Blood Drive comes at a critical time where blood donations are traditionally low due to the summer months and donors travelling or out of schools for the summer break.
New this year, Cuyahoga Community College welcomed the Red Cross and Cleveland Browns Legends Hanford Dixon and Kevin Mack to their Eastern Campus. Throughout the day fans came out to meet the Browns greats and donate blood as a way to #give10 in their community.
The American Red Cross is a proud community partner of the Browns First and Ten community platform aimed to inspire fans to pledge to give back at least 10 hours in their community! Giving blood is a great way to help make your community better. To learn more about the Browns First and Ten movement and how you can take the pledge to #give10, visit ClevelandBrowns.com/community.
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