Final Blood Drive of the Season at Nats Park This Saturday

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There’s a quick and easy way to combine a day at the ballpark with a good cause this weekend at Nationals Park. The Washington Nationals will host their second and final blood drive of the season this Saturday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of their partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services.

Appointments to donate blood are still available and interested donors can call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (256-6372) or visit their website to schedule an appointment. If visiting the site, simply click ‘Schedule an Appointment’ and enter sponsor code 7665.

All blood donations will directly benefit the lives of cancer patients, trauma patients, newborns suffering from complications, as well as those undergoing surgery or receiving an organ transplant. Blood donors will receive two tickets to a future Nationals game, a limited edition Build-A-Bear Workshop bloodhound and the opportunity to meet Nationals Pitcher Tyler Clippard*.

If you take the time to help another life and add your name to the appointments list, then you can treat yourself to a night game at Nats Park starting at 7:05 p.m. the same day against the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s Pudge bobblehead night, so that’s a pretty good reward besides the good deed itself.

*Player appearance is subject to change.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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