Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Announcing the 3rd Annual Ryan Salmons Blood Drive

On Saturday, December 3rd, from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, in partnership with the Columbus Blue Jacket Backers, the # 3 “Refuse To Lose” blood drive in memory of Ryan will again be held at Memorial Baptist Church, located at 2435 Eakin Road, Columbus, Ohio.

A raffle for prizes donated by local vendors will take place after the event. In addition, a Columbus Blue Jacket prize package will be given away. The grand prize winner will receive the following:

  • Two tickets to see the Jackets play Dallas on Thursday, Feb 9, 2012.
  • Two pre-game dinner buffets in the Time Warner HD Lounge
  • Zamboni ride
  • Autographed hockey stick
All donors will receive a complimentary raffle ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased the day of the event or in advance ($5 each or three (3) for $10). You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation in memory of Ryan.

If you donated on or before October 8, 2011, you may be eligible to donate at this event (August 13th if you previously gave double red cells). Double red cell machines will be available.

Teens age 16 years of age can also donate, provided they meet certain criteria and have a parent or guardian sign a written consent form (available the day of the event or in advance upon request via email).

Sign-up NOW using the link on this site to schedule your appointment.

In the first two annual drives, the American Red Cross (ARC) collected nearly 115 pints of blood, benefitting the lives of 345 patients in Central Ohio.

Help us reach our goal of 60 donations by spreading the news. Download the event flier and share with family and friends. Or, post it on your Facebook page!

To purchase raffle tickets in advance or if you have additional questions, email RyanSalmonsDayofGiving@yahoo.com. For ARC information about donor eligibility or donor facts, access http://www.givelife.org/.

On behalf of the Salmons family, the American Red Cross and the Blue Jackets Foundation, thank you in advance for your support.