Blood Assurance Seeking Donors For Upcoming Competition

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Blood Assurance and the Chattanooga Lookouts are partnering again this year to compete against MEDIC Regional Blood Center (Knoxville) and the Tennessee Smokies.

The competition runs July 5-8. Blood Assurance or MEDIC will win a trophy and bragging rights depending on which blood center collects the most units after those four days.  

Blood Assurance is trying for a two-peat this year. In 2021, the Chattanooga-based company collected 1,084 units, while MEDIC collected 957.

“We are excited to once again partner with the Lookouts for this great cause,” said Christopher Swafford, chief operating officer for Blood Assurance. “Thanks to our altruistic donors, we expect to continue holding on to the trophy for another year.”

For their participation, Blood Assurance is rewarding each donor two complimentary tickets to an upcoming Chattanooga Lookouts game (while supplies last). Donors can choose to attend one of three games between the Lookouts and the Rocket City Trash Pandas, July 26-28. Additionally, donors will receive a baseball-themed t-shirt. The promotion applies to all Chattanooga area brick-and-mortar donation centers and mobile blood drives. 

Moreover, in a rematch of last year’s World Series, one lucky donor who gives up until July 15 at any Blood Assurance donation center or blood drive, will win two tickets to the Aug. 20 Atlanta Braves game at Truist Park versus the Houston Astros. The prize package also includes accommodations at an Atlanta hotel. Donors must register to win by visiting www.bloodassurance.org/homerun.

Donors can visit www.bloodassurance.org/schedule, call 800-962-0628, or text BAGIVE to 999777, to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted. 

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.


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