Tuesday, August 19, 2008
167 Pints Of Blood Collected
Officially, Our Washington Nationals announced late this morning that 167 pints of blood were collected this past weekend at New Nationals Park during The Save-A-Life Saturday Blood Drive. The useable amount collected is the largest in the event's history.
Here is the Official Release from The Team.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS COLLECT 167 PINTS OF BLOOD DURING SAVE-A-LIFE SATURDAY BLOOD DRIVE
The Washington Nationals, in partnership with WTTG-TV FOX 5, WDCA-TV My20 and the American Red Cross, collected 167 pints of blood during their Save-A-Life Saturday Blood Drive at Nationals Park. The blood drive took place on Saturday, August 16 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, prior to the Nationals home game vs. the Colorado Rockies. This was the fourth time that the ballclub has partnered with WTTG-TV FOX 5, WDCA-TV My20 and the American Red Cross with great success. The 167 pints collected surpassed the 2007 total and was the largest amount collected in the history of the event.
Washington Nationals Manager Manny Acta and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman met with blood donors during the drive, signing autographs and thanking them for their participation. Nationals Mascot “Screech” and WTTG-TV anchor Will Thomas also interacted with donors. Fans who donated blood received two tickets to the Washington Nationals game in September vs. the Florida Marlins, a t-shirt from the American Red Cross and the knowledge that they helped save a life.