The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially Type O – and platelet donors. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of Type O blood. To help tackle the critical need, the Red Cross and NFL are working together to offer one lucky winner a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
“Lifesaving medical treatments and emergencies never take a holiday,” said Paul Sullivan, senior vice president of Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Declines in donations can affect patient care. That’s why the Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to make an appointment to give now and help those sidelined by illness and trauma.”
Those who come to give blood or platelets on or before Jan. 19 will automatically be entered for a chance to experience the Super Bowl. The Red Cross and NFL have teamed up to offer one winner two tickets to Super Bowl LIV, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to the Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center, round-trip airfare to Miami, three-night hotel accommodations at the Alexander – All Suite Oceanfront Resort and a $500 gift card for expenses.
Upcoming donation opportunities will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 at LAPD’s Olympic Division, 1130 S. Vermont Ave.; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Los Angeles Community Hospital, 4081 E. Olympic Blvd.; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, 2060 N. Vermont Ave.
Donors can make an appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling (800)733-2767, visiting redcrossblood.org.
For information, visit redcrossblood.org/superbowl.