Hanna Popa of Georgia and Nancy Halderman of Indiana are in for thrilling fun this year after donating blood with the American Red Cross. Both were randomly selected to win a trip to a Cedar Fair theme park.
All who came to donate throughout July 2021 were automatically entered to win a trip for four to either Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm. The trip package includes travel and two-night accommodations, two days’ worth of family four-pack admission tickets and special experience items, including fast pass, all day dining pass and souvenir cup with free refills.
The Red Cross is grateful to Hanna, Nancy and everyone else who helped save lives this July 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.