The American Red Cross and PEANUTS® joined forces in April to remind our friends that it’s cool to be kind and help save lives. In thanks for lending an arm, Natalie Travis of New York was randomly chosen to win a trip to Sonoma County, California, to experience the joy of Peanuts in person!
All who came to give blood, platelets or plasma April 1-23, 2023, received an exclusive Red Cross and PEANUTS Snoopy T-shirt, while supplies lasted. Those who came to give April 1-30, 2023, were also automatically entered for a chance to win a three-night trip for two to Sonoma County, California. The getaway includes flights, hotel, a $1,000 gift card and special tours of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Snoopy’s Home Ice, courtesy of Peanuts Worldwide. Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Peanuts. To ensure Natalie and her husband can bring their 5-year-old son along for the fun, the Red Cross surprised the family by covering his airfare cost, as well!
This was Natalie’s first donation in several years, and she’s ready to make her next donation!
“I have the app installed on my phone and have already signed up to give again on the day that I'm eligible in end of June,” she said.
Thanks to Natalie and the rest of our cool donors who made a lifesaving donation in April!
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.