Escape the Winter Chill By Donating Blood and Entering to Win a Three-Day Carnival Cruise for Two!

February 23, 2010
February 2, 2010 (Ashley, PA) During the month of February, the American Red Cross Blood Services Northeast Pennsylvania Region is helping blood donors escape the chilly winter weather by offering all presenting donors a chance to win a three-day Carnival cruise for two.* To make an appointment to donate blood and enter to win this fabulous vacation getaway, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit
The Carnival Cruise vacation package for two, which sets sail from Florida, includes lodging in an Oceanview Stateroom, all meals, entertainment and shipboard activities, $25 in Carnival Cruise Fun Ship Dollars and a Tenenbaum’s Travel Tome Bag.
Blood can be used for patients undergoing many surgical procedures, organ transplants, trauma and chemotherapy. For some patients, such as the victim of an automobile accident, the need for blood is sudden. For others, ongoing transfusions are needed to sustain lifesaving medical treatment.
To donate blood and platelets through the American Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. For additional information regarding donor eligibility or where to give blood, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit 
* Prize package is non-transferrable and not refundable for cash. For complete rules and conditions, please visit

Contact: Melissa Quinlan