Upcoming event: Rebel Hill Florist’s 5th Annual Blood Drive

Nashville, TN – For the 5th consecutive year, Rebel Hill Florist will host its annual blood drive for the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be  Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Anyone who donates blood that afternoon will receive a dozen roses, as a ‘thank you’ from Rebel Hill Florist owner, Anna Page.

Rebel Hill Florist is located at 4821 Trousdale Drive, Nashville 37220, near the intersection of Harding Road and I-65 south.  To make an appointment to donate blood on July 31, call Rebel Hill Florist at 615-833-8555 or schedule online.

“For five years, we have been honored to support the Red Cross’ mission of saving lives through blood donation,” said Anna Page, owner of Rebel Hill Florist. “Our customers are always ready to step up and do their part and we plan to thank them for their donation with a dozen fresh roses on July 31.”

Currently, all blood types are needed. This summer, the American Red Cross is seeing fewer appointments at its blood donation centers and blood drives than what is needed to ensure blood and platelets continue to be available for patients. The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. During the summer months, on average two fewer donors schedule appointments to give blood at each blood drive than what patients need. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations over the summer.

Blood donors must be at least 16 years old (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. There is no upper age limit for blood donors. For more information about the process for donating blood, visit the website of the American Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region at www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Rebel Hill Florist is one of Nashville’s largest independently owned florists and is a direct importer of floral and interior design and gift products from Europe. Rebel Hill Florist and its designers have received numerous industry awards. Rebel Hill Florist is located near the I-65/Harding Place interchange. For more information on Rebel Hill Florist, visit www.rebelhillflorist.com.

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