The American Red Cross reports that their blood supplies have dipped to the lowest levels in more than a decade. The lack of supply is likely due to fewer donations coupled with an increased need in the past six months.
Cities across the US simply want to be prepared for emergency situations—especially popular vacation destinations where summer blood supplies are crucial.
Luckily, it’s not hard to help in a situation like this—All you have to do is donate! And right now there are several initiatives associated with giving blood, which makes it a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Good to Give. Good to Go. – Win a Trip!
Each blood or platelet donation you make to the American Red Cross until September will give you a chance to win a family vacation to Orlando, Florida! Patients always win when you make a donation, but this summer, you have a chance to win, too. Schedule your donation online or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Sail Away with Styx
In Indianapolis, Indiana, donate blood today (Wednesday, July 13) and you will receive a free ticket to the Styx concert held at the Verizon Wireless Music Center.
Fuel up with a Free Coney Dog
Are you a Cincinnati resident who loves a good coney dog? Donate blood in Blue Ash on Friday afternoon and receive a free coney dog from the ChiliMobile!
Get in the Harry Potter Spirit
In light of the opening of the final Harry Potter movie this weekend, Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is having a Harry Potter-themed blood donation day! Stop by today before 7:30pm to donate and receive free movie tickets and Butterbeer!
If you’re in the Fayeteville, Arkansas, area today, stop by the square to donate to The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. Five lucky donors will win $25 gas cards!
There are sure to be incentives like this in a city near you. If you hear of any, leave them as a comment below!