Red Cross & Bates Nursery Celebrate Earth Day

The American Red Cross and Bates Nursery Celebrate Earth Day
Presenting Donors Receive Earth Day Prize Pack!

This Earth Day, The American Red Cross Tennessee Valley Region and Bates Nursery of Nashville are working together to help Middle Tennesseans go green!

Blood is medicine’s most vital natural resource. Show your passion to protect our planet by rolling up your sleeves.

Every presenting donor who comes to our center on Charlotte Avenue in Nashville on Saturday, April 21 will receive an Earth Day Prize Pack, while supplies last.

Prizes include t-shirts, “Earth Mix” top soil for your garden, packets of seeds, organic fertilizer packets, and nursery containers.

Blood donations are needed every day for traumas, heart surgeries, joint-replacement surgeries, organ transplants, premature babies, leukemia and cancer treatments, and much more. One blood donation can help save up to three lives.

The Nashville Donor Center located at 2201 Charlotte Ave. is open:
• Saturday April 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at


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