Red Cross wants to send a donor to the Super Bowl

The Red Cross hopes Seahawks fans will want to show their blood runs blue and green.

The American Red Cross says there is “a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors,” according to a release received Monday (Jan. 6). Now they have teamed up with the NFL “to offer one lucky winner a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami.”

The Seahawks have made it past the first round with their 17-9 victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Maybe somebody from Grays Harbor can escape the winter gloom as watch the Hawks in the Super Bowl courtesy of the Red Cross.

Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now by going to redcrossblood.org or calling 800-733-2767 (800-RED CROSS).

“Lifesaving medical treatments and emergencies never take a holiday,” said Paul Sullivan, senior vice president, 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.”

People who come to give blood or platelets now through Jan. 19 will be entered for a chance to experience the Super Bowl live. 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 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 (Jan. 31 to Feb. 3), and a $500 gift card for expenses. Some restrictions apply. Additional details are available at redcrossblood.org/superbowl.

Here are some upcoming blood drives in Grays Harbor County:

Montesano: 1:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the United Methodist Church, 401 Spruce Ave.

Aberdeen: 1:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at VFW Post 224, 105 E. Heron St.

Hoquiam: 1-6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Elks Lodge, 624 K St.

Ocean Shores: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 10 at Elks Lodge 2581, 199 Ocean Lake Way SE.

 

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