Thursday, January 20, 2011

Great Success at the Bachelor Gives Back Blood Drive

Wow, do I feel awful. Here I thought I was doing a great thing by showing up to “support” a blood drive but I was wrong.  The people that showed up to “donate” are the real people doing great things. I was amazed at how many selfless people woke up early on Saturday morning, on their day off, to donate blood and/or platelets.  Just being around those people made me feel like I was a better person. It was an amazing experience to see how excited they were to help people in need. One pint of blood has the possibility to help three people.  And here I was thinking I am doing a great deed by just showing up and wearing my bachelor shirt. I would even bet to say that most of the people that came out on Saturday to support the American Red Cross were there to donate blood because they wanted to; not because a few Bachelor or Bachelorettes were there.
Take Steve W for example. Steve is a young 20-something guy that comes to the Philadelphia America Red Cross Center every two months to donate his type 0 blood. On this day, he was a rock star and donated a double pint. For those of you that have never donated it is fairly simple and only takes about 20-40 minutes depending how much you donate. For most people donating is not the worst. As long as you eat and drink plenty of water before and drink lots of water and eat something after you should be fine. Then make sure you do not drink caffeine, work out or drink alcohol for the day and you should be good to go. Since it was Steve’s first time doubling up, he chose to have someone pick him up instead of walking the few blocks home. He was just one of many wonderful people I have meet and have become inspired by.
Then there were Lindsey and Hayley that drove an hour and a half from Harrisburg. Even if these girls may have come to the blood drive because “we” were there, Lindsey donated and seemed to be a pro at it. She is an unique girl and I am so happy to have met her. Her spirit and zest for life is inspiring.
Another group of friends that stopped in to check us out and all three donating blood. Thank you Jill, Erin and John!  I appreciate you all for spending your morning with us. You made us laugh and I am glad you came out to support the Bachelor and the American Red Cross.
Even though I did not donate myself, which let me say I have in the past and unfortunately I passed out so this time I was scared to donate. Basically I chickened out and used the excuse that I had to drive home back to New Jersey an hour and 20 minutes. Let me now tell you because of this event and meeting all of these amazing selfless people I WILL not chicken out next time. I WILL donate at the New York Rangers Blood Drive in March in NJ. I promise to be a better person and will make it a point to donate as often as I can.
It only takes 30 minutes out of your day to donate and save 3 people’s lives. So please donate. Please visit your local American Red Cross Center or for more information.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The New York Rangers and America Red Cross 2nd Annual Blood Drive

The New York Rangers and American Red Cross 2nd Annual Blood Drive

Come out and support the New York Rangers during their 2nd Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive.
Fans are being encouraged to show their team spirit by donating blood on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel and Exhibition Center.

All presenting blood donors will receive a Collectable 85th Anniversary New York Ranger Bobblehead figurine, a chance to meet and greet New York Ranger Greats and additional autographed items to be given away throughout the day.

Limited space is available so CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment now!

Location -Crown Plaza Hotel and Exhibition Center Two Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, NJ, 07094

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bachelor Gives Back and American Red Cross Blood Drive January 2011

Bachelor Gives Back and American Red Cross Blood Drive January 2011

 Tis the season for giving and what better way to start your new year than by helping to give the gift of life!
January is National Blood Donor Month and the Bachelor are partnering with The American Red Cross.  Every two seconds someone needs blood, but only a small percentage of the eligible U.S. population donates blood in any given year. The Red Cross needs your help!! 
Please come out and donate blood!!!  Come to the Philadelphia Donor Center and meet some former contestants from the Bachelor, the Bachelorette, and the Bachelor Pad.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011
Philadelphia Donor Center
700 Spring Garden Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19123
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
For those of you who cannot make this event,  you can still make a difference in your community by donating blood through the American Red Cross at 1 800 RED CROSS or visit <>  to learn more and make an appointment to donate blood.    
These blood drives are open to the public so encourage your friends, family and fans to come out and donate.
Have a very happy and healthy New Year!