Great Lakes Rewards Blood Donors with Airline Tickets

March 3, 2010

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Great Lakes Rewards Blood Donors with Airline Tickets


Wichita, Kan.—March 3, 2010—Two years ago, Great Lakes Aviation, based out of Cheyenne, Wyo., wanted to do something that would encourage people to donate blood. As a result, the company started giving the American Red Cross – Central Plains Region sets of tickets to give away at blood drives throughout the state two times each year. This has been both a popular and successful campaign during the past two years.


Red Cross thanks Great Lakes for its generous donation and for supporting the mission of the Red Cross. Winners were chosen from people who donated (or attempted to donate) at select drives from July 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.


Congratulations to the following winners:

GREAT BEND:Sister Charlotte Brungardt

HAYS:Bill Moriarity

LIBERAL:Cheryl Horton

DODGECITY:Marcia Astleford


If you would like to know more about Great Lakes Aviation and what cities they serve throughout Kansas, go to


How to Donate Blood:

Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit www.redcrossblood.orgto make an appointment today. Walk-ins are also welcome at this drive. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit www.redcrossblood.orgto learn more.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.      For more information, please visit www.redcross.orgor join our blog at





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