During Spring Break season 2012, American Red Cross Blood Donor Centers across the Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region ran daily “Apple A Day” drawings from Friday, March 23, 2012 through Monday, April 2, 2012, for all presenting blood and platelet donors* Daily winners throughout the campaign received a $50 Apple gift card and one Grand Prize of a new iPad 3*. The results are in!
Apple A Day Grand Prize Winner: Grover Laseke
Our grand prize winner of a brand new Apple iPad3 is Grover Laseke (see photo) who, besides being a dedicated donor for nearly 40 years, also happens to be the Mayor of Woodland, Washington! Mr. Laseke stopped by the Portland Donor Center to pick up his prize, which is also the location where he’s transitioned into donating platelets for the last seven years, having spent several decades prior as a regular blood donor. “If there’s a way to make a difference, I’ll try and be there,” said Laseke. Upon receiving news of winning the iPad3 prize, Laseke said “This was a huge surprise, and an honor.”
$50 Apple iTunes Giftcard Winners (in chronological order):
- 3/23 -Daniel T from Central Point, OR
- 3/24- Dwayne H from Portland, OR
- 3/25- Maureen S from Portland, OR
- 3/26- Kristi M from Roseburg, OR
- 3/27- Darren G from Vancouver, WA
- 3/28- Paula E from Bend, OR
- 3/29 – Anita T from Salem, OR
- 3/30 – Lance R from Beaverton, OR
- 3/31 - Gary W from Vancouver, WA
- 4/1 - Joshua S from Beaverton, OR
- 4/2- George S from Bend, OR
The need for blood is continuous and does not take a Spring Break, or a time off for any other reason. The Red Cross is asking all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets.
Donor eligibility involves minimum age, weight and health requirements. Donors must present a donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID prior to donation. Individuals unable to donate blood can still make a contribution by sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive or volunteering with a local Red Cross Blood Services Region, making a financial contribution, or by learning more about the American Red Cross Humanitarian Services.
OurFirst-Time Donor section includes information about what to expect when giving blood, tips for a successful donation, and an explanation of what happens to your donated blood.