Eighth Annual Pocono Raceway/Red Cross Blood Drive set for Sept. 12-13

Eighth Annual Pocono Raceway/Red Cross Blood Drive set for Sept. 12-13

Featuring “Drive for the Red” to Benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Fund

Long Pond, PA (August 28, 2013)―For the eighth year in a row, Pocono International Raceway will join together with the American Red Cross to host a September 11th remembrance blood drive at Pocono Raceway on September 12, 2013. Pocono Raceway will also sponsor 20 satellite blood drives across Eastern Pennsylvania on September 12-13, 2013. Eligible blood donors are encouraged to commemorate the anniversary of September 11th, as well as remembering those affected by recent natural disasters, by rolling up their sleeves and giving the gift of life at one of these blood drives.

As a thank you to those who support this remembrance blood drive, Pocono Raceway is giving all presenting donors (regardless of location) the chance to win a “Fantasy Race Package.” The winner will receive four Terrace Club seats and will meet all the NASCAR drivers, on stage, during the opening ceremony of the 2014 GoBowling.com 400. There will also be other exciting give-a-ways, including race tickets and Sunoco gas cards.

The “Drive for the Red” will allow people, for a donation of $10 per lap (multiple laps allowed), to take a ride around “The Tricky Triangle” in their own vehicle from Noon to 6:30 PM on September 12. All donations will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Fund. Blood Donors can participate in the “Drive for the Red” prior to donating blood. You do not need to donate blood to participate in the “Drive for the Red.” Enter Raceway via gate # 1, Earnhardt Rd. (Drive only participants not eligible to win prizes)

To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit: www.redcrossblood.org and enter code: POCONO. Each pint of blood donated could save up to three lives, so please consider helping patients in need. It’s a pint from you, but for another it could be a life saved. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. Walk-ins are welcome.

Blood Drive dates, locations and times are listed below.


Contact: Bob Pleban, 570-646-2300, bpleban@poconoraceway.com


2013 Pocono Raceway/American Red Cross Blood Drive locations and times

WHEN: September 12

WHERE: Pocono Raceway (Enter via Gate # 1, Earnhardt Rd.)

1234 Long Pond Road

Long Pond PA 18334

1 to 7 PM


Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Liberty Hall

1111 E. End Center

Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

9 AM to 2 PM


University of Scranton John Long Center

Linden Street

Scranton, PA 18510

10 AM to 4 PM


St John’s Lutheran Brick Church Fellowship Hall

196 Brick Church Road

Montgomery, PA 17752

1 to 6 PM


Watsontown Health and Rehab Center Bloodmobile

245 East Eighth Street

Watsontown, PA 17777

Noon to 5 PM


YTI Career Institute Bloodmobile

3050 Hempland Road

Lancaster, PA 17601

2 to 6 PM


Nescopeck VFW Social Hall

435 West Third Street

Nescopeck, PA 18635

1 to 6 PM


Scranton Red Cross Donor Site

3 West Olive Street

Scranton, PA 18508

Noon to 6 PM


Shiloh United Church of Christ Social Hall

500 Bloom Street

Danville, PA 17821

1 to 6 PM


Lehigh Valley Gran Prix

649 South 10th Street

Allentown, PA 18103

1:30 to 6:30 PM


First General Services Bloodmobile

31 Ruddle Street

Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Noon to 5 PM



WHERE: St. Thomas Independent Brethren in Christ Social Hall

1070 St. Thomas Road

Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853

1 to 6 PM


Riverwoods Community Room

3201 River Road

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Noon to 5 PM


Trout Run Fire Hall

241 Route 14 Highway

Trout Run, PA 17771

1 to 6 PM


Flowers by Paulette Bloodmobile

258 North Queen Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

Noon to 4 PM


Red Cross Blood Center Wilkes-Barre

29 New Commerce Blvd.

Ashley, PA 18706

8 AM to 3 PM


Scranton Red Cross Donor Site

3 West Olive Street

Scranton, PA 18508

9 AM to 4 PM


First Baptist Church

420 Elmira Street

Williamsport, PA 17701

1 to 6 PM


The Mall at Steamtown Aeropostal Storefront

300 Lackawanna Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

1 to 6 PM


Wawa Bloodmobile

5121 Milford Road

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

1 to 6 PM


Hazleton Red Cross

165 Susquehanna Blvd.

West Hazleton, PA 18202

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM


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