Greg Biffle honors all-star donors

Greg Biffle salutes Red Cross blood donors during the May 19 NASCAR® Sprint®All-Star Race.  The No. 16 Ford Fusion will sport a “Saluting Our All-Stars” patriotic paint scheme, highlighting the 33 blood donors who will be listed on the car, while honoring millions of others across the country. 

Driver Greg Biffle smiles from the chair as he gives blood Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Roush Fenway in Concord.

Biffle, a member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, also is a regular blood donor and donated on Tuesday at Roush Fenway.

“I encourage everyone who is able to give blood to visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS and find a blood donation location,” said Biffle. “This week, I gave blood alongside my No. 16 team. It was easy, convenient and satisfying. I feel great knowing that I may help save a life.”

Joining Biffle at the Red Cross blood drive this week was All-Star blood donor Ken Temple, of Mooresville, NC. Temple has donated blood more than 700 times since 1957.

“I give because I can. People need help in so many ways” said Temple, a retired police officer who turned 73 this week. “As long as I can, I will be a Red Cross donor.”

Red Cross blood donors provide about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply – helping the Red Cross ensure that lifesaving blood and blood products are available for anyone in need. Eligible whole blood donors can give blood once every 56 days at Red Cross blood drives and donor centers throughout the country.

Driver Greg Biffle (left) and longtime blood and platelet donor Ken Temple pose in front of the 16 Car, which Biffle will drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All Star Race.

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