Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) is partnering with Lifeblood to ensure patients in our community hospitals don't have a "Blue Christmas" this holiday season. To encourage individuals to donate blood in December and help offset the typical blood shortage that occurs during winter months, EPE is providing T-shirts - featuring an Elvis holiday print by local artist Joe Petruccio - for all successful blood donors.
Each year during the winter months, our community experiences a decrease in blood donations as individuals travel, focus on holiday activities or become ineligible to donate due to illnesses. At the same time, blood usage increases as scheduled surgeries, travel-related injuries and seasonal illnesses lead to patients depending on readily available blood.
"We believe very strongly in Lifeblood's role in this community and supporting their mission of achieving a stable community blood supply," said Jack Soden, Lifeblood Foundation Board Member and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. "We hope this partnership will increase our blood supply and provide blood donors with a fun and unique experience. "
All donors who give the ultimate gift in December- the gift of life, will be able to enjoy the following, courtesy of Elvis Presley Enterprises and Lifeblood:
* A commemorative, limited edition Elvis T-shirt featuring the artwork of local artist, Joe Petruccio.
* Discounted admission to Graceland with proof of their blood donation.
* The opportunity to dedicate their donation to a loved one using a holiday tribute card.
Tate County's Lifeblood Center is located at 105 S. Front St., Senatobia. Hours are Mondays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call, 560-0993.
Source: Google / Updated: Dec 7, 2004