33rd Annual KLOS Blood Drive A Huge Success
August 1, 2014 at 1:57 PM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Classic Rock KLOS/LOS ANGELES recently wrapped up its 33rd annual KLOS Blood Drive in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, collecting nearly 7,900 units of blood. The five-day, 20-location event gave donors the opportunity to prevent a serious shortage for local hospitals this summer.
"During the summer months, with high school and college students on summer break, we typically see the donation rates go down, "said TONY BRIGGS, communication manager for the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLOOD SERVICES REGION. "A blood drive this size is incredible – each person who donated had the ability to help as many as three people with their donation."
The donations are used at local hospitals helping patients battling cancer or heart disease, children fighting sickle-cell anemia, burn victims, and other traumas that require blood. KLOS on-air personalities were on-hand at several locations throughout the drive to thank donors, pose for photos and sign autographs.
Donors received a voucher for one of eight rock concerts from LIVE NATION, NEDERLANDER CONCERTS and the LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR throughout the LOS ANGELES area, a limited edition 2014 KLOS Blood Drive T-shirt and other goodies from local vendors.