The American Red Cross announces that Jorge Gonzalez of Utah and Roxanne Mushet of California were awarded the grand prize packages in the 2018 Cedar Fair summer sweepstakes.
The summer partnership between the Red Cross and Cedar Fair gave donors the chance to win one of two grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio. Each winner received two-day admission for four during the 2018 season, complete with a Fast Lane pass, all-day dining pass and souvenir cup for each ticket holder, as well as hotel accommodations and travel vouchers.
Through the partnership, Cedar Fair also donated 16,000 park tickets to the Red Cross to help encourage blood donations during the summer, a time when donations often decline, and provided an exclusive ticket offer that gave a portion of each ticket purchased online back to the Red Cross to support humanitarian efforts.
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 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 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.