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Music Saves Lives® Holds Austin Music Showcase to Encourage Young People to Donate Blood

Feb 18 2014, 12:20pm CST | by

With advances in medical treatments and an aging population, the demand for donated blood continues, as fewer people are becoming lifelong donors. In an effort to raise awareness about blood donation and encourage young adults to become repeat blood donors, Music Saves Lives® is announcing a special event during one of the largest music and film festivals in the U.S., held in Austin, Texas.

Seal Beach, CA, February 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Although nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, less than 10 percent does so annually.[i] With advances in medical...

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Music Saves Lives® Holds Austin Music Showcase to Encourage Young People to Donate Blood

Feb 18 2014, 12:20pm CST | by

With advances in medical treatments and an aging population, the demand for donated blood continues, as fewer people are becoming lifelong donors. In an effort to raise awareness about blood donation and encourage young adults to become repeat blood donors, Music Saves Lives® is announcing a special event during one of the largest music and film festivals in the U.S., held in Austin, Texas.

Seal Beach, CA, February 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Although nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, less than 10 percent does so annually.[i]

With advances in medical treatments and an aging population, the demand for donated blood continues, as fewer people are becoming lifelong donors.[ii] In an effort to raise awareness about blood donation and encourage young adults to become repeat blood donors, Music Saves Lives® is announcing a special event during one of the largest music and film festivals in the U.S., held in Austin, Texas.

Music Saves Lives® partners with musicians and entertainers to encourage young adults to participate in community blood drives and then thanks donors by giving them special access to music and entertainment. This March 13th through the 16th Music Saves Lives® will hold a special music showcase at the Firehouse Hostel and Lounge, located in the heart of downtown Austin on the corner of Sixth and Brazo Street. Blood donors that attempt blood donations at a local blood center and travel to Austin, Texas, and can show Music Saves Lives® that they donated will have priority access to the showcases.

Over the last 12 months, Music Saves Lives® staff encountered hundreds of bands looking to make music a career. Now, 30 of these bands have been assembled to perform at the Austin Music Showcase in hopes to attract interest from one influential music mogul that will change their lives forever.

It is estimated that every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood,[iii] and often hospital and clinics simply do not have enough.1,2 Earlier this year, Music Saves Lives® started a commitment membership club encouraging young adults to consider becoming life-long donors through the Very Important Donor (VID) Club program.

To find an upcoming blood drive in your area, please visit one of the following websites: American Red Cross, America’s Blood Centers, or AABB, and learn more about the importance of donating blood.

About the Very Important Donor Club
The Very Important Donor Club (#DonorsClub) encourages people to make a commitment to donating blood a specific number of times each year. By signing up, members learn more about how their donation impacts the lives of those in need and how some of their favorite musicians and entertainers are supporting this effort. Very Important Donor Club members who commit to donate blood at least once a year may also earn special benefits at Music Saves Lives® events.

About Music Saves Lives®
Music Saves Lives® is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate about important life-saving causes and to use all forms of music and entertainment to motivate and deliver this message. Music Saves Lives® started its mission to educate youth about the importance of blood donation and the bone marrow registry, encouraging participation and commitment to action in a life-saving way. These simple commitments all connect back to strengthening the community. Visit www.musicsaveslives.org to learn more.

About The Austin TX Venue the Firehouse Hostel and Lounge
The Firehouse Hostel and Lounge are located in the oldest standing fire station in Austin. The original facade of Washington Fire Hall #1 at 605 Brazo was built in 1885. The building was home to a brigade of volunteer firemen through the turn of the 20th century. This year the Firehouse Lounge has upgraded it’s sound system and will offer its legendary full service specialty bar drinks from some of the best mix-ologists in Austin.

Attending the Music Saves Lives® Showcases
Everyone is welcome, but first priority goes to those that attempt to donate blood at a local blood center in their hometown. Please show us proof of donation or a photo that you attempted to donate. You can also have priority level entry by RSVP’ing for each show at msl.ticketleap.com/mslfirehouse/.

About The Bands, and Showcase Times

Thursday, March 13, 2014
· 6pm: Onward, Etc.
· 7pm: Sleepy Kitty Music
· 8pm: Lily Kershaw
· 9pm: We Are The City
· 10pm: Haunted Spaceship
· 11pm: Cody Beebe and the Crooks
· 12am: 20 Eyes
Friday, March 14, 2014
· 3pm: Decorator
· 4pm: Yellow Red Sparks
· 5pm: Kris Bradley
· 6pm: Mime Game
· 7pm: Lion in the Mane
· 8pm: The Vantage
· 9pm: Todd Zero
· 10pm: Evan Roman
· 11pm: Oh Be Clever
· 1am: Beck Black
Saturday, March 15, 2014
· 4pm: Deleted Scenes
· 5pm: Todd Zero
· 6pm: 20 Eyes
· 7pm: Fable Cry
· 9pm: Kris Bradley
· 10pm: Loyal Sally
· 11pm: Rare Monk
· 12am: The So So Glos
· 1am: Oh Be Clever

[i]Blood FAQ. American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Website: www.aabb.org/resources/bct/pages/bloodfaq.aspx. Accessed Oct. 21, 2013.

[ii]The 2011 national blood collection and utilization survey report. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: DHHS, 2013. Website: www.aabb.org/resources/bct/pages/bloodfaq.aspx. Accessed Oct. 30, 2013.

[iii]Blood facts and statistics. American Red Cross. Website: www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-facts-and-statistics. Accessed Oct. 21, 2013.

Contact Information:
Music Saves Lives
Russel Hornbeek
323-375-4675
Contact via Email
musicsaveslives.org

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