Donate Blood, Then Join Red Cross Racing and Get Even More

September 12, 2011

Red Cross to expand Donor Rewards program


The American Red Cross has a great way for blood donors to get more rewards while doing a good deed. This fall, the Missouri-Illinois Region will be encouraging donors to participate in Red Cross Racing, an online rewards program for blood donors.


Without volunteer blood donors, the Red Cross would not be able to meet the demands of patients who need blood. By taking the time to give, blood donors can now get more rewards through the Red Cross Racing program, including Best Buy® Reward Zone® points!


After their donation, donors can go to and report their donation. Members will be awarded Donor Rewards points for each donation, which can be exchanged for exclusive racing merchandise like die-cast cars, t-shirts and golf bags.  Additionally, donors may also convert these points into Best Buy Reward Zone points – up to 800 Reward Zone points for each donation.




How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information or to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. 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 18 and younger. 


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 or join our blog at




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