Blood donors win free gas from Marathon!

September 2, 2010


In July and August this summer blood donors had the chance to enter to win free gas from Marathon®. There were eight weekly drawings for $100 gas cards and one grand prize drawing for a $1,000 gas card at the end of the two month period.  

All the winners have been chosen! 


Week 1Taylen Brown of Columbus, donated at Olentangy Commons

Week 2Rodney Hemming of Circleville, donated at New Leaf Inc. 

Week 3Martha Rupp of Johnstown, donated at Mount Carmel

Week 4:  James Kyle of Columbus, donated at 1st Congregation Church

Week 5Barry Skelly of Xenia, donated at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Week 6Daniel Cunningham of Akron, donated at WCOL 92.3 FM Drive for Chickens

Week 7Dottie Steele of Ostrander, donated at Crown Motor Company

Week 8Mollie Hedges of Circleville, donated at Community UMC 

GRAND PRIZEDennis Tarbert of Marengo, donated at T Marzetti Distribution Center


Low blood supplies are typical during the summer season because regular donors and their families become busy with summer fun and may neglect to donate blood. At the same time, blood needs often rise as increased roadway and travel-related accidents drain supplies—particularly during high travel months like July and August. Someone seriously injured in an automobile accident, for instance, may need up to 40 pints of blood for their emergency care.

Patients like Ohioan Michael Harper, who used 64 pints of blood – enough to fill his body four times – depend on an adequate blood supply to be there.

Donating blood only takes about one hour and can help save up to three lives. To make an appointment to donate blood contact us:  1-800-RED CROSS or




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