After making a lifesaving donation with the American Red Cross in January, William Herlihy of Connecticut was randomly chosen for a trip to Arizona to attend Super Bowl LVII! William and his wife Catherine will be traveling to Arizona to attend the big game, an experience he calls a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”
William is a regular blood donor who has seen firsthand how blood donations can make a difference. “My sister and wife have needed blood, so that’s always been my reason to give.”
All who came to give with the Red Cross Jan. 1-31, 2023, were automatically entered to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVII. The package includes two tickets to Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, tickets to the official Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Phoenix, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 10-13, 2023), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.
Though there could only be one winner, the Red Cross is thankful to all who made time to start the new year with a blood, platelet or plasma donation.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, schedule online, call 1-800-RED CROSS or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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.