Red Cross Donors "Spring to the Skies!" with Delta Air Lines

April 27, 2011

Presenting Donors Eligible to Win One of Two Pairs of Delta Air Lines Domestic Tickets


With the winter weather behind us, and the skies shining bright with sunshine, there’s no better time than now to plan your perfect vacation. Just in time, the American Red Cross is rewarding those who give from the heart to help save lives with a chance to win one of two pairs of domestic airline tickets from Delta Air Lines.

For your chance to “Spring to the Skies,” simply stop by your local Red Cross donation center from April 1 to June 30, 2011 to donate blood or platelets. Two lucky presenting donors will be selected at random to receive a pair of round-trip tickets.

The need for blood is constant. Even in the spring and summer months, when people are seemingly their healthiest, those with illness, cancer or trauma need our help. The Red Cross encourages donors year-round to help make sure the blood supply in our region remains at adequate levels to provide for those in need.

“Every day, people attend American Red Cross blood drives and help give life to someone they will never meet,” stated Randy Edward, chief executive officer, American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross is grateful to Delta Air Lines for this unique opportunity to say thank you to blood donors for helping hospital patients in need.” 

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 120 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.