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Sears Point Hosts Blood Drive in December

SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Race fans and community members are invited to Sears Point Raceway to get their hearts pounding and their blood pumping at the first "High Speed Blood Drive," on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 1-7 p.m.  

In conjunction with the American Red Cross and 107.7 "The Bone," Sears Point will open its gates in an effort to help the Red Cross meet its blood demands.  Hospitals need 117,000 units of blood this year, and the Red Cross expects to fall 32,000 units short of its goal.  

To help get hearts pumping before giving blood, those who visit Sears Point between noon and 5 p.m. will be treated to a rare "hot lap" around the shortened Sears Point Raceway road course.  Seated in one of Sears Point's official vehicles, participants will be escorted around the 8-turn, 1.83-mile road course at top speeds by a driver from the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School.  

After a lap around the track, participants will complete a brief health history questionnaire with a Red Cross representative to ensure each person is prepared to donate.  Donating blood takes only six-to-eight minutes and each pint collected can be used to save three lives.  Finally, participants are invited to the canteen where they will be replenished with complimentary cookies and juice.    

To make an appointment to give blood at Sears Point Raceway on Dec. 11, please visit  and use the code "searspoint."  Or you can just show up at Sears Point Raceway on Dec. 11.  For more information, please contact Diana Rose by e-mail at or at (707) 938-8448, ext. 118.