Sept 11 Blood Drive

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (Sept. 12, 2014) – Race fans and community members joined Darlington Raceway on Patriots Day for the ninth annual 9-11 Darlington Raceway Blood Drive.  A total of 173 units of blood were collected on Thursday.

Combined with the 181 units of blood collected during the track’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend last April, Darlington Raceway has collected 354 total units of blood in 2014 for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.

With each unit having the ability to help up to three patients, Darlington Raceway’s efforts will help approximately 1,062 people in South Carolina.

Summer is the most critical time of year for blood donations, with one in seven individuals entering the hospital needing blood.

“We can’t thank our fans and community members enough for taking time to donate blood at these two collection events,” said track President Chip Wile. “Because of their generosity, our communities will benefit tremendously from these donations. We strive to do our part by utilizing the track to serve our local community. This was just another great example of those efforts.”

Since 2005, Darlington Raceway has collected 2,022 units of blood for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, potentially saving the lives of 6,066 people throughout the state.

As a result of the overwhelming turnout for the first two blood drives at Darlington Raceway in 2014, a third blood drive at the track Too Tough To Tame is scheduled for December 18.

The tradition returns to Labor Day weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 is set for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 5. Tickets are on sale now by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting www.DarlingtonRaceway.com.

You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at DarlingtonRaceway.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DarlingtonRaceway and on Twitter at Twitter.com/TooToughToTame. Fans are encouraged to post their Bojangles’ Southern 500 stories and memories at #TraditionReturns, #BojanglesSo500 and #SportClips200.
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