Autry National Center Community Blood Drive
Posted June 30, 2011
Gene Autry has a long association with the American Red Cross, going back to 1940 when he and Shirley Temple promoted the Red Cross War Relief effort. So it is no surprise that the museum he founded holds community blood drives on a regular basis. We are pleased to announce that the Autry Museum will have a blood drive on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
This summer the need is especially great. Our region typically receives blood donation help from the Midwest and South during the summer months. Unfortunately, due to the recent flooding and tornados in those areas, the Red Cross expects fewer blood donations.
If you have donated blood before, you know how rewarding the experience can be. Last year the Museum's blood drives generated 45 pints of blood. We hope to do just as well, or better, this year. Below you'll find details on how to sign up.
Gene Autry and Shirley Temple were photographed at Shirley's home in Brentwood, California, to promote the June 22, 1940 American Red Cross "Radio Benefit for War Relief" event. That's her dog Ching-Ching in the third photo. Gene Autry is playing his Gibson J-200 guitar which is currently part of the Autry Museum's collection.