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Cuyahoga Falls & Subway Respond to Red Cross Blood Emergency

Blood Mobile nets 120 pints - 133% of goal!The City of Cuyahoga Falls and the Natatorium Subway are pleased to announce a very special partnership to address the critical shortage of blood in northeast Ohio.

On Thursday, January 25th, the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium will host a Red Cross blood mobile. Special hours for City of Cuyahoga Falls' employees only will be held from 7:00 am to 1:15 pm. An open blood drive for the general public will run from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm that day. All blood donors will receive a coupon for a free 6-inch regular sub, good at the Natatorium Subway for a limited time. After donating blood, donors should show their bandage to an employee at the Natatorium's front desk to receive the coupon.

John Schmitt, manager of the Natatorium Subway and a kidney transplant patient who knows first-hand the need for blood donations, is the force behind this special offer. "For me, my first-hand experience with the need of a donor kidney 12 years ago says it all. At my time of need, my brother stepped forward for me. Northeast Ohio at this time is experiencing a critical blood shortage. Please step forward during this very important time of need to give blood, the true gift of life."

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Blood may be donated every 56 days.

For more information, call the City's Human Resources Department at (330) 971-8195.
Last changed 07/18/2011 - 12:36pm by petron@cityofcf