What to know before you go to Lifeblood’s Donor Fest 2016

Phillip A. Pint answers the FAQ from Lifeblood’s donors about Donor Fest 2016


When does Donor Fest begin?
Donor Fest kicks off Monday, May 9 and concludes Saturday, June 11. Donate in any Lifeblood donor center or at a mobile blood drive.
When is the Donor Fest Celebration?
The Donor Fest Celebration is on Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School’s football field. The address is 8250 Varnavas Drive, Cordova, TN 38016.
Will I be able to donate blood at the Donor Fest celebration?
Yes! We will have bloodmobiles on-site to collect blood during the Donor Fest celebration! The blood drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon.
Will there be a human blood drop formation again?
Yes! We will form human blood drop on the football field. We ask that participants wear a red shirt.
Where do I have to park and do I have to pay?
Free parking is located at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School.

What items are not allowed at Donor Fest? 
For the safety of you and those attending the event, the following items are prohibited: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, weapons, laser pointers, illegal drugs, tables of any size, grills, beer kegs, athletic equipment, bicycles, roller blades, scooters, water guns, baseballs, or footballs. In addition, cigar smoking is not permitted. All persons/bags are subject to search at any time.

Do I need a ticket?
No. Donor Fest is a free event for the family.

How do I know if Donor Fest has been cancelled?
Donor Fest will take place, rain or shine.

Are children allowed at Donor Fest?
Of course! We encourage you to bring your whole family. Donor Fest is a family-friendly event with fun for people of all ages. There are activities geared towards children such as face painting and balloon art.

All we ask is that you supervise your children. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 16.

Can I bring my dog to Donor Fest?
No, while we love furry friends, we have to ask that you leave them at home for the comfort and convenience of fellow event goers. Service animals are welcome for people with disabilities.

*no animals were harmed in the making of this public service announcement.

Do you have a dress code?
No. Since the event is in Memphis in June, we suggest that you dress comfortably for the summer weather. There is no standard dress that is necessary, however all attendees must wear shirts, shoes and pants/shorts.

If you would like to participate in the human blood drop, we request that you wear a red shirt of any kind.

Are strollers allowed at Donor Fest?
Yes, strollers are allowed at Donor Fest.

Can I bring a backpack or bag to Donor Fest?
Yes. Bags are permitted, however, they are subject to search at anytime.

Can I bring outside food and beverage to Donor Fest?
Yes, we welcome event-goers to bring any food and beverage from home (alcohol is not permitted)! But why hassle? We’ve got it covered!

Can I take pictures?
We encourage you to take pictures. You can share your photos through our Donor Fest website at www.donorfest.org or through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/LifebloodMemphis

Is an ATM machine onsite?
There is not an ATM machine on-site. The activities and food are free to Donor Fest attendees.

I lost something at Donor Fest 2015, is there a lost and found?
Yes. If you think you lost an item at Donor Fest, please call 901-529-6311. Lifeblood will do its best to reunite items with their owners, but cannot be responsible for items lost at this event.

How do I find out about volunteer opportunities available at Donor Fest?
Click Here to find out more information about volunteering, or to apply to volunteer at Donor Fest.

How do I support Donor Fest or other Lifeblood events in the community?/How can I (or my company) become a sponsor of Donor Fest or Lifeblood?
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to learn more.

Lifeblood Mid-South Regional Blood Center and its employees, officers and sponsors assume no liability for injury sustained by attendees at this event.