Successful American Red Cross Blood Drive at Texas Motor Speedway
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
- Blood drive was a collaboration between the American Red Cross, The NASCAR Foundation, Texas Motor Speedway, and Speedway Children's Charities - Texas
- Up to 96 patients can be helped with the 32 pints collected at the drive
FORT WORTH, Texas (April 2, 2020) - More than 30 North Texas residents showed their great pride and concern for those in need Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway by making critically vital blood donations to the American Red Cross to ensure a stable supply throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The drive collected 32 pints of blood, which can help up to 96 patients in need. The event was a collaboration between the American Red Cross - North Texas Region, The NASCAR Foundation, Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children's Charities - Texas Chapter.
"Even during this public health emergency, the American Red Cross continues our lifesaving mission nationwide, said Brian Moeschler, Regional Donor Services Executive, American Red Cross. "We appreciate the generosity and support of the NASCAR organization and their fans to host a blood drive to help us meet critical needs in the communities we serve."
The NASCAR Foundation provided support to the American Red Cross - North Texas Region to help continue its lifesaving mission in North Texas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations to The NASCAR Foundation can be made HERE.
"It is always an honor to partner with our friends at American Red Cross in times when our community needs it most," said Marissa Chaney, Executive Director, Speedway Children's Charities - Texas Chapter. "It was heartwarming to see how many people were willing to donate and we hope to host more drives in the near future."
To make a financial donation online, visit redcross.org/donate and select "Coronavirus Outbreak." To make a contribution by check, write "Coronavirus Outbreak" in the memo line, and mail it to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839. Find a Red Cross blood drive near you by logging onto RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross blood donor app or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
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About Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway is among the largest sports stadiums in the United States and features an array of amenities such as the world's largest TV that make it one of the premier venues in the world of sports. The 1.5-mile superspeedway located in Fort Worth hosts all three NASCAR national series as well as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES among its various races and specialty events throughout the year. Texas Motor Speedway also holds the distinction of being one of only two motorsports venues in the country to play host to the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series as well the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Since opening in 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has generated an annual economic impact of approximately $300 million to the North Texas region. Texas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, LLC, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.