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    Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:50:10

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    • Hunter Hayes - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant of the band Capital Cities, and singer Hunter Hayes featured wearing Converse in support of the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Wiz Khalifa Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images),  (Capital Cities Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage), (Hunter Hayes Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
    • Hunter Hayes - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant of the band Capital Cities, and singer Hunter Hayes featured wearing Converse in support of the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Wiz Khalifa Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images),  (Capital Cities Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage), (Hunter Hayes Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
    • Hunter Hayes - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant of the band Capital Cities, and singer Hunter Hayes featured wearing Converse in support of the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Wiz Khalifa Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images),  (Capital Cities Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage), (Hunter Hayes Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)

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    The country-rock-blues star may be scared of needles, but Hayes is going to be brave.

    Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes is partnering with the American Red Cross to help save lives through blood donation. This summer, during the Wheels Up Tour with Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt, Hayes will encourage at least 21,000 of his fans to pledge to donate blood or platelets through his personal Hunter Hayes SleevesUp virtual blood drive.

    Hayes wants 21,000 of his fans to join him in this selfless act of donating in honor of his new single, "21."

    "There is a line in my new single, 21, that says 'life ain't long enough,'" said Hayes. "I wanted to team with the American Red Cross to honor and celebrate all of those individuals who are constantly giving back and trying to make lives longer and better for sick patients around the country."

    Here are two reasons to care and ways to get involved.

    Through a special hashtag, #HH21SleevesUp, Hayes will honor and recognize fans who have blood donation and recipient stories with special concert tickets, and the opportunity to honor loved ones by personally writing their names on a unique guitar donated by Martin Guitars. In an effort to live out his own personal life motto of turning "fear into purpose," Hayes will also face his own, well-known fear of needles and donate blood.

    Fans can pledge to donate through Hayes' virtual blood drive page by visiting rcblood.org/hunter all through the summer months, which is among the most challenging times of year for blood donations due to many regular donors traveling and being on vacation.

    Help!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.12.15


    "21" from Hunter Hayes is currently spinning on Spotify.



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