Give Blood, Get a Chance to Win a Sideline Tour at the Badger Football Game

August 22, 2012

MADISON, Wis. - With the football season just around the corner, the American Red Cross invites loyal Badger fans to roll up their sleeves in support of their favorite college football team and patients in need of lifesaving blood. Those who present to donate blood on August 27 at one of two Badger Fans Blood Drives will be entered to win a Camp Randall Sideline Tour for up to four guests during the September 1 home game versus Northern Iowa. 

Sponsored by Badger Sports Properties
Monday, August 27 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church
7450 University Ave., Middleton, Wis.
Monday, August 27 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Madison East Donation Center
2107 Zeier Rd., Madison, Wis.

All presenting donors will also receive a complimentary Red Cross t-shirt (while supplies last) and a free “Pint for a Pint” coupon to be redeemed at the Capital Brewery located in Middleton, Wis., for a pint of their favorite beverage.

“You don’t have to score a game-winning touchdown to be considered an MVP. With just one blood donation, you can help save up to three lives,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services Region. “We hope Badger football fans will help us boost the blood supply just prior to the Labor Day holiday weekend.”

Giving blood only takes about an hour of your time, but can make a game-changing difference for patients in need. Currently, all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 (16 with parental permission in some states), 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. 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 or join our blog at