Palace Sports & Entertainment and the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region present “Give Blood to Honor Your Hero” the annual Palace Blood Drive, today (Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.) at the Palace of Auburn Hills’ North Pavilion, 6 Championship Drive in Auburn Hills.

Everyone who comes to donate blood at this year’s Palace Blood Drive will be recognized as a Pistons Game Changer. All Game Changers will receive special thank you gifts including: a pair of tickets to the October 10, 2013, preseason game between the Detroit Pistons and the world champion Miami Heat and more items for giving a pint of life.

This annual community drive was organized in 2002 to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and give residents an opportunity to help save lives by building the blood supply in Southeastern Michigan.