It’s a milestone for “Drive to Donate” in its 10th year as one of the state’s longest running and most successful blood drives. What began as a tribute to the victims of September 11 has become a very successful annual event where locals have the unique opportunity to honor and remember all those affected by 9/11. Over the nine years, more than 4,000 blood donors have given the gift of life. With one blood donation capable of saving three lives, that amounts to a staggering 12,000 possible lives affect or saved.

Again this year, Daytona International Speedway and OneBlood are bringing together the Central Florida community for the 9/11 “Drive to Donate” Blood Drive on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the “World Center of Racing.” This is the 10th straight year that the Speedway will serve as the location for the blood drive, which is also receiving support from Orlando NBC television affiliate WESH Ch. 2.

The “Drive to Donate” Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the DAYTONA 500 Club, located in the infield and just outside Gatorade Victory Lane. Donors can enter the Speedway through the Turn 4 tunnel.

Every guest who comes to donate will receive:

  • A free Speedway Tours admission ticket
  • A special edition T-shirt
  • A chance to win two DAYTONA 500 Club packages
  • A chance to win two 2016 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola packages, if a minimum of 900 units of blood is collected.

To make an appointment and find out more about the “Drive To Donate” Blood Drive, visit www.drivetodonate.com or call 1-888-9-DONATE. All donors who make an appointment in advance will be entered to win one of five pairs of tickets to the 2016 Lucas Oil 200 and Sprint Unlimited doubleheader on Feb. 13.

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