INDIANAPOLIS (November 6, 2013) – Indiana Blood Center and the Indianapolis Colts will host the 14th annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Doors will open to the public at 8 a.m. This event is the largest single-day blood drive in Indiana. To say thank you to volunteer donors, anyone who participates in the blood drive will receive a limited-edition Colts football featuring punter Pat McAfee.
Appointments for the Bleed Blue Blood Drive on Dec. 14 are encouraged. In past years, all slots were filled in the weeks leading up to the event. To schedule a blood donation appointment, visit colts.com/bleedblue or call Indiana Blood Center at 800-632-4722.
The 2013 Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair will also include access to the field, a free health fair (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.), half-price concessions, free fitness classes, Colts Cheerleaders and Blue, free parking and much more. The event is designed to be family-friendly with free activities for all ages. For a complete list of activities and more information, visit colts.com/bleedblue.
This year's event is supported in part by WTHR Channel 13 and ADVANTAGE Health Solutions.
Donor Center Days and Mobile Blood Drives
Indiana Blood Center will continue its Bleed Blue blood drives, offering Pat McAfee limited-edition footballs to participants in donor centers in late December and on select mobiles.
2013 Bleed Blue Blood Drive – Donor Center Days & Mobile Blood Drives
* Interested donors can schedule an appointment by visiting indianablood.org*
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA (Avon)
Now in its 14th year, the annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive traditionally attracts thousands of donors to both Lucas Oil Stadium and Indiana Blood Center donor centers and mobiles each December, which is a time when blood supplies can become low due to the holidays and fewer donors.
*About Indiana Blood Center *
Indiana Blood Center was founded in 1952 and is a non-profit community resource organization dedicated to maintaining a stable blood supply for more than 60 hospitals throughout Indiana. In order to meet patient's blood needs, Indiana Blood Center must see 550 donors every day. This goal is met with the help of 102,257 volunteer donors and through the dedication of more than 375 Indiana Blood Center staff who live the daily mission of delivering a constant, stable supply of blood components to patients in Indiana hospitals. Indiana Blood Center is the largest independent blood provider in Indiana and among the top 20 nationally, performing 150,728 procedures each year. Visit www.indianablood.org for more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood. This still needs to be routed through the approval process
About Indianapolis Colts
The franchise has won four World Championships. Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won nine division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07. The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12 victories in seven consecutive seasons. The Colts won 115 regular-season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team's 23 consecutive regular-season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record. The club won Super Bowl XLI following the 2006 season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.
The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.