All presenting donors in Vermont have the chance to win
tickets to a Red Sox game and an on-field experience
BURLINGTON, VT (March 27, 2017) – The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to honor lucky presenting donors with an incredible experience this baseball season-the chance to become the Blood Donor of the Game! Fans are invited to enter to win simply by stepping up to the plate and donating blood to help patients in need.
All presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives or donation centers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut will have the opportunity to win 2 tickets to a game at Fenway Park and the chance to see their name put up in lights during an on-field ceremony. The Blood Donor of the Game program is a unique way for the Red Cross to thank volunteer blood donors during the spring and the upcoming summer months, often a challenging time for the Red Cross to collect blood donations.
“Our patients and our clinicians who care for them thank the blood donors for their commitment to improving the quality of care and life of many,” said Lynne Uhl, M.D., Vice Chair for Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Blood donation does save lives.”
“The Boston Red Sox are proud to support the Red Cross through the Blood Donor of the Game and our other programs,” said Sheri Rosenberg, Manager of Alumni and Player Relations, the Boston Red Sox. “The Red Sox believe in giving back to our community and supporting our fans throughout New England. We encourage our fans to present to donate blood with the Red Cross and have a chance to step foot on the Fenway Park grass and become the Blood Donor of the Game!”
In addition to game tickets and the chance for a special on-field honor, winners will also be presented with a commemorative souvenir.
“The Red Cross is thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our dedicated blood donors in New England,” said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of National Partnerships for the Red Cross. “This is a great way to say thank you for helping to save lives, as the Red Cross works to keep important blood products on the shelves during the summer season. We are grateful to our partners, the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, for continuing their support of blood collections in New England through this program.”
The Blood Donor of the Game program runs through the 2017 regular baseball season.
For additional information about the program and information regarding donor eligibility please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
*Donor of the Game prize pack is non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.