The Cleveland Browns and the American Red Cross will host the annual Cleveland Browns First and Ten Blood Drive on July 27 at 12 locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Fans visiting Browns Training Camp that day will have the opportunity to give from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Berea Recreation Center.
As a thank you to those who donate, the first 500 blood donors will receive a commemorative Browns T-shirt (while supplies last). All donors will also have the chance to win great prizes, including Browns memorabilia and two tickets to a preseason Browns game.
This blood drive comes as the Red Cross faces an emergency need for blood donors, meaning that blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Since the inception of the Cleveland Browns First and Ten Blood Drive, more than 10,000 pints have been collected and more donations are needed to help replenish the blood supply. To donate fans can visit one of the following sites on July 27:
|American Red Cross Wayne County||244 West South Street||Wooster||8 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Berea Recreation Center||451 Front St.||Berea||8 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Ehrnfelt Recreation Center||18100 Royalton Road||Strongsville||8 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Sandusky Mall||Rt. 250 Milan Road||Sandusky||11 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Kent Police Department||301 S. Depeyster Street||Kent||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Massillon Recreation Center||505 Erie St. N||Massillon||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Medina Community Recreation Center||855 Weymouth Road||Medina||9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Omega Psi Phi||15435 St. Clair Ave.||Cleveland||11 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|St. Paul's Lutheran Church||2860 East Market St.||Warren||8 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|American Red Cross Parma Blood Donation Center||5585 Pearl Road||Parma||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|American Red Cross Summit Blood Donation Center||501 W. Market St.||Akron||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|American Red Cross Warzel Blood Donation Center||3636 Euclid Ave.||Cleveland||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
The Cleveland Browns hosted the seventh and final LEGENDS Clinic at Bump Taylor Field on Tuesday.
How to Donate Blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter code "Browns" or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Cleveland Browns First and Ten
The Cleveland Browns give back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through our signature First and Ten volunteer movement. Browns fans are encouraged to take the official First and Ten pledge to make your commitment to give back 10 hours of volunteering in the next year. To date, over 2 million hours of volunteering have been inspired by Browns fans globally! In honor of the NFL's 100th season, First and Ten is joining the League's efforts to Huddle for 100, inspiring 1 million people to volunteer 100 minutes in their communities. Browns fans are encouraged to share #BrownsHuddlefor100 + #give10 on social media as they volunteer and follow @BrownsGiveBack to get inspired.