Beverly Hills, CA, May 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- In one hour’s time, a person can donate one unit of blood that can be separated into four individual components that could help save multiple lives.[i]
In an effort to raise awareness about blood donation and encourage young adults to become repeat blood donors, Music Saves Lives® is announcing its tenth year partnering with the Vans Warped Tour and joining forces with blood centers all over the US. Music Saves Lives partners with musicians and entertainers to encourage young adults to participate in community blood drives and then thanks donors by giving them special access to music and entertainment.
Friday, May 22 2015, The Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills hosts the 10th Annual Music Saves Lives Kick Off Party. This Friday luncheon serves up more than just great food from Wahoo’s and Hint Water; they will offer a way to donate blood with the City Of Hope on-site at 11 am. Register at this site: Entertainment includes special guest band 20 Eyes, artists and staff from the Vans Warped Tour and a time to reflect on the thousands of lives saved over the last 9 years with Music Saves Lives. The 12 pm Luncheon Red Carpet offers a chance to take off early for the long Memorial Day weekend and serve the community by donating blood. Each blood donation will receive MSL VIP at any Vans Warped Tour. Everyone that downloads the Music Saves Lives smart phone app will be able to sign up for the national marrow program with the possibility of saving someone with leukemia.
This special program designed by founder and director of Music Saves Lives, Russel Hornbeek, offers a summer program to help raises and maintain the fragile summer blood supply. Thousands of units of blood are collected during the school year from college and high schools and when summer rolls around the students are looking to music as the top entertainment during their off time. Youth will then donate blood to be able to meet a favorite band or get backstage at festivals and concerts during the summer months.
Music Saves Lives started a commitment membership club in 2014, encouraging young adults to consider becoming life-long donors through the Very Important Donor (VID) Club program. Now a year later and over 4000 committed young donors, Music Saves Lives has engaged these young students with the music they love and directing them to save lives in the communities they live in.
To learn about the great blood centers that join forces, and participate in the Music Saves Lives programs please visit http://musicsaveslives.org/who-are-we/life-saving-partners
To find an upcoming blood drive in your area, please visit one of the following website or download the Music Saves Lives smart phone app: http://MusicSavesLives.org/bloodmap or for the App http://musicsaveslives.org/smartphoneapp/
About the Very Important Donor Club
The Very Important Donor Club (#DonorsClub) encourages people to make a commitment to donating blood a specific number of times each year. By signing up, members learn more about how their donation will make a difference and how some of their favorite musicians and entertainers are supporting this effort. Very Important Donor Club members who commit to donate blood at least one time per year may earn special benefits at Music Saves Lives events.
About Music Saves Lives
Music Saves Lives is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate about important life-saving causes and to use all forms of music and entertainment to motivate and deliver this message. Music Saves Lives started its mission to educate youth about the importance of blood donation and the bone marrow registry, encouraging participation and commitment to action in a life-saving way. These simple commitments all connect back to strengthening the community. Visit www.musicsaveslives.org to learn more.
[i] Blood FAQ. American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Website: http://www.aabb.org/tm/donation/Pages/whydonate.aspx. Accessed April 30, 2015.