Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Host American Red Cross Blood Drive Presented by Anheuser-Busch
Minneapolis-St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx today hosted an American Red Cross blood drive, presented by Anheuser-Busch, at Target Center. To view photos from today's event, please click here.
"It was uplifting to see our fans, staff and community come together today to safely donate blood and assist those in need through our partnership with the Red Cross and Anheuser-Busch," said Timberwolves and Lynx COO Ryan Tanke. "Right now is a crucial time for all of us to make our community a better place in any way we can. We are proud to see our fans who showed up to support at Target Center, and the fans who continue to donate to the Red Cross through the Timberwolves mobile app."
The Timberwolves and Lynx teamed up with the Red Cross and Anheuser-Busch for the #OneTeam initiative to help the millions in need of blood donations. All 250 donor appointment slots were filled for today's event, which will aid toward saving hundreds of lives. Fans who were unable to participate in the blood drive, but wanted to support the cause were able to pledge a monetary donation through the Timberwolves Mobile App.
To ensure donor safety at Target Center, the Red Cross followed the highest standards of safety and infection control. Upon donation, the Red Cross provided testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, which will provide donors insight into whether they have been exposed to the coronavirus. In addition to the COVID-19 antibody testing, all donors received a Timberwolves and Lynx-themed Anheuser-Busch pint glass and a 50% off one-time coupon to be redeemed at the Timberwolves or Lynx online store.
"In these uncertain times, we are especially grateful for blood drive hosts and site sponsors, like the Timberwolves, Lynx and Anheuser-Busch who continue to help the Red Cross maintain a sufficient blood supply and meet immediate patient needs," said Bob Bruce, Regional Donor Services Executive, Red Cross of Minnesota. "Thanks to all the fans who came out and rolled up a sleeve to help meet the urgent need for blood donations this summer."
Timberwolves and Lynx partners, Jack Link's and Great Lakes Coca-Cola, also supported today's event and provided Jack Link's jerky, Minute Maid® orange juice and DASANI® water for donors and volunteers.
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