NEWS 8 Sports Director Kyle Kraska is nothing short of a living miracle. On February 10, 2015, he was ambushed outside his home shot six times and survived. That day, Kyle needed 14 units of blood to stay alive. He first opened his eyes from a coma on Valentine’s Day. Please join Kyle, the KFMB Stations and the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties, as we honor those who helped save his life and all who save lives every day. In their honor, we can save lives through the gift of blood in a series of community drives, February 11 – 14, 2019. It will include a drive at KFMB-TV and two local high schools and culminate with the big one:
February 14th Kyle Kraska’s “CELEBRATION of HEROES” Blood Drive
DAVE & BUSTER’S Mission Valley 8am to 6pm
2931 Camino Del Rio North – San Diego
• Our goal is to collect 120 pints of blood. San Diego’s blood supply is critically low.
• This San Diego community drive is collecting blood to replenish supplies and to thank our first responders, medical teams; heroes that save lives every day.
• Come down, meet TV & radio personalities, sports stars, community heroes & donate.
• Dave & Buster’s will provide $20 for $20 gaming coupons and 10% of food sales goes to the American Red Cross.
• Make your appointment NOW – www.CBS8.com/HEROES Sponsor Code: News8Kyle
• If you can’t donate, you can make a monetary donation to support American Red Cross
How to donate blood
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Listen to Kyle’s interview with Jagger and Kristi below!