NASCAR driver Greg Biffle knows thrills — after all, speeding around a racetrack will get your blood going. But Biffle knows that giving blood can make you feel like a real winner.
A proud American Red Cross blood donor and member of its National Celebrity Cabinet, Biffle is helping to get the word out to the 75 million passionate NASCAR fans across the country about the importance of blood donation.
Thanks to a generous contribution from 3M, Biffle will be wearing a Red Cross fire suit and driving the #16 Ford Fusion with the full Red Cross paint scheme at the Sprint Cup Series race in Atlanta this weekend.
"I'm proud to be an American Red Cross blood donor," said Biffle. "I give blood because it's easy to do and helps support the community. I hope NASCAR fans across the country will join me by giving lifesaving blood as often as they can."
For the second year in a row, the Red Cross is encouraging loyal NASCAR fans to donate blood through the Red Cross by joining Red Cross Racing.
Red Cross Racing is a program designed to increase the number of blood donors and the number of times they donate. Participants can get for points for a variety of activities — including giving blood and/or platelets, and recruiting other blood donors — and exchange them for NASCAR-themed prizes, such as limited edition die-cast cars.
Nearly 23,000 blood donations were made in 2008 through Red Cross Racing, and the Red Cross hopes to surpass that total this year. The Red Cross is grateful to 3M, Roush Fenway Racing and Greg Biffle for their support of this lifesaving effort.
You can register and begin accruing points by visiting Red Cross Racing.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.