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June 27, 2011

American Red Cross presents Hall of Fame with award; blood drive planned

— This year marked the fifth anniversary of the American Red Cross and the National Baseball Hall of Fame teaming up to help save patients’ lives.

Each summer, when blood donations are needed most, the Hall of Fame hosts two blood drives.

According to a media  release, not only do Hall ofFame employees donate  blood, they ensure communitymembers and guests have the opportunity to donate as well.

“Since 2007, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has generously donated 446 units of blood, and since each pint could help up to three patients this means 1,338 lives may have been helped thanks to the Hall of Fame’s commitment,” Donna M. Morrissey of the American Red Cross Northeast Division said in the release.

The Hall of Fame participated in the American Red Cross Life Share Program, which encourages blood drive partners to work toward certain goals based  on their number of employees,students, members, etc. Blood drive partners are recognized for achieving silver, gold and ultimately platinum levels of success. According to the release, for the fifth year in a row, the Hall of Fame has achieved platinum, the highest level of Life Share recognition.

The presentation to honor the Hall of Fame’s commitment to the American Red Cross was held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The HOF will host a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bassett  Healthcare, on Saturday,from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cooper Park adjacent to the Hall of Fame in a Red Cross bloodmobile.

Blood donors will receive free admission to the museum on Saturday. Volunteer donors who have not donated within the last 56 days of June 25 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday.

Hall of Fame members receive free admission to the museum year-round, and membership information is available at

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