$1,000 Gas Card Up for Grabs Labor Day Week!

August 30, 2010

 Present to Donate Blood with the Red Cross and You Could Win!  Labor Day is often referred to as “summer’s last hurrah,” a final goodbye to road trips and fun in the sun.  Thinking about it is enough to take the air right out of your tires!


That’s why the American Red Cross is inviting you to celebrate summer’s end by getting revved up to donate blood.  Does the chance to win a $1,000 gas card get your motor running?  


One lucky winner in the Greater Ozarks-AR Region is going to find out how many tanks of gas $1,000 buys.


All presenting blood donors at Red Cross blood drive and donor centers from Monday, August 30th through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6 are automatically entered to win a $1,000 gas card!  One winner selected by random drawing.


If that’s not enough to drive you to your nearest blood drive, learn about other ways the Red Cross is saying thank you for helping us help hospital patients in need.


Anyone who presents to give blood at a Red Cross blood drive or donor center Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 is automatically entered to win a $100 gasoline card.  One lucky winner each day!


Plus, you might be able to use that gas card to fill the tank of your brand new car! 


Thanks to a generous donation by the Ford Motor Company, the American Red Cross andRed Cross Racing are giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta to one lucky winner.  It’s our way of saying thank you to caring blood donors for sharing the gift of life.  Donors can register online at redcrossracing.com for a chance to win.  Visit the website for official rules.  The sweepstakes ends Nov. 1, 2010.


Register online and become a Red Cross Racing donor today!  Every time you record your blood or platelet donations online, you’ll get points which can be exchanged for cool prizes.  Red Cross Racing is an innovative program designed to encourage NASCAR fans to donate blood through the Red Cross.  Thanks to on-going support from 3M Company, the Red Cross has two full paint schemes on the Rousch Fenway No. 16 Ford Fusion this racing season.  We were at the New Hampshire race on Sunday, June 27 and will be at the Texas race on Sunday, Nov. 7.


Red Cross Racingmembers who donate, or present to donate, Friday, Sept. 3 – Friday, Sept. 10, receive 75 bonus points.


So, please consider scheduling a blood donation appointment with the Red Cross.  Thank you for your time, effort and lifesaving blood donation. For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at www.redcrossblood.org.  Or, you may also call 1-800-RED CROSS for scheduling assitance. 

 To stay aware of blood needs and other important information you may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at redcrossblood.org.  

How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. 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 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to 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.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.