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American Red Cross Blood Drive

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross has been a stabilizing force in communities across the country for over a century, providing disaster relief, health and safety training, blood collection and other important community services. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to help fulfill its mission.

The enormity of what American Red Cross accomplishes every day is astounding and below are some of the reasons chamber of commerce organizations (business, education, military, faith-based, civic groups) chose us as one of their core community outreach partners:

  • Every 60 seconds, 44 people in America are assisted by the American Red Cross.
  • 15,500 people every day receive lifesaving Red Cross health and safety training.
  • 1,000 times a day the Red Cross provides services to military members, their families and veterans.
  • 190 times a day Red Cross workers help families affected by a home fire or disaster.
  • The Red Cross must collect 14,000 units of blood each day.
  • The blood collected by the Red Cross helps millions of patients in over 2,400 hospitals across the country.
  • 80 percent of blood donations given at blood drives are hosted by generous sponsoring organizations like yours.

Partnership For Pints is an outreach program designed to partner American Red Cross Blood Services with local Chamber members to support local community blood drives. By sponsoring a minimum of three people (employees, friends, and family) from your business to donate blood on your businesses name at community blood drives.  This is a meaningful way to support your local community, providing donors with a convenient way to help others in need, donating a lifesaving gift at no cost.

For the past 30 years,  Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC has continually sponsored one of Panama City’s largest community blood drives.  These drives helps thousands of patients in hospitals every year. We want to continue growing the impact this drive has on the blood supply which runs low in the summer months. To do so, we need to reach out to more donors each and every year. We hope that you will partner with us in this endeavor and help us collect more units this year!

By taking an active role in our Partnership For Pints program, your organization will be a part of this local lifesaving network, bringing hope to people in our community, when they need it most.

The American Red Cross is asking that all Bay Chamber of Commerce members to sign up at least 3 (three) eligible donors to represent on behalf your respected organization to take this opportunity to make an appointment to give life by giving blood at the Bill Cramer Blood Drive.

Drive Details:

Annual Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC Blood Drive
Dates: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: 2251 West 23rd Street, Panama City, FL 32405
Hours: 7am-7pm

***There will be incentive items given to all presenting donors including but not limited to: Local free food coupons, a commemorative t-shirt, and many other items.

Appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the American Red Cross Blood Donor App (all Smartphones and  iPhones) or visiting  (enter local zip code: 32405 or sponsor code billcramergm). Eligible blood donors of all blood types are needed to strengthen the community’s blood supply.

Blood donors can now save time at the upcoming community blood drive by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, only on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.

If your organization is interested in the Partnership For Pints program, please contact Dwight Toney at 334-318-5489 (call/text) or email,


Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC Showroom
2251 W. 23rd St.
Panama City, FL 32405 United States
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