Valentines Day blood donors to get sweet reward

February 13, 2013

Red Cross gives blood donors a sweet treat for Valentines Day

--Promotion helps share the love--


Helping save lives doesn’t get any sweeter this Valentines Day. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Columbus is joining the American Red Cross and helping share the love giving those who come to donate a free cupcake coupon.

On Thursday, February 14, those who come to give blood at participating American Red Cross blood drives in the Central Ohio Region will receive a coupon for a free cupcake from Gigi’s Cupcakes.

“The good feeling you get from helping to save lives just got better,” said Rodney Wilson, Communications Manager for the Central Ohio Region of the American Red Cross. “We’re grateful to Gigi’s Cupcakes of Columbus for building good will through their generous gift to blood donors.”

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Columbus joins the Red Cross in celebrating blood donors and encouraging more people to give blood. Collecting blood during the winter can be challenging since cold and snowy weather can sometimes prevent donors from making and keeping appointments. February is usually one of the most challenging months in the year to collect enough blood for patients due to changing weather conditions. 

“While weather changes, the need for blood never does,” said Rodney Wilson. “In lots of ways, it’s a great feeling to know you have something to give that’s needed year-round.”