Driver 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 33 blood donors listed on the car, while honoring thousands across the country.
Red Cross blood donors provide more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply – helping the Red Cross ensure that life-saving blood and blood products reach patients across the country. Eligible donors can give blood once every 56 days at Red Cross blood drives and donor centers.
Teddy Peetz, an All-Star donor, lives in Vancouver, Wash., Biffle’s hometown, and is a longtime racing fan. He and his best friend Bill McGinnis both have given blood for 50 years. Now, at age 67, they meet every two weeks to donate platelets. In honor of their combined 900 donations since 1989, the two are serving as honorary pit crew members for the No. 16 Ford.
“I give blood because it’s important to stay involved in my...