Red Cross, NFL Offer Super Bowl Trip to Blood Donor

Alan Scaia
January 06, 2020 - 12:13 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - The Red Cross is partnering with the NFL to offer a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami to someone who donates blood between now and January 19th. This is the first time the two have worked together on a blood drive.

"It's just a great way to say, 'Thank you.' It's a great way to say, 'We appreciate you, blood donors. We know you're giving us an hour out of your time,'" says the Red Cross' Jan Hale. 

The Red Cross says donations ​typically drop at the holidays. The organization says volunteers host an average of 500 fewer blood drives during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's.

Hale says the supply of Type O blood has dropped below a three day supply. She says many regular donors many not be available at the holidays, and many organizations stop holding blood drives.

"We understand why. A lot of people are on vacation, and they're not working, which is where a lot of our blood drives happen," Hale says. "But when you get into difficult situations like we are after the holidays, that O positive blood type is one of the first ones that has difficulty in the supply. That's what we're seeing right now."

Anyone who donates to the Red Cross over the next two weeks will be entered to win two tickets to the Super Bowl. Airfare to Miami, tickets to the Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center, hotel accommodations and a $500 gift card will be included for the winner.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Collin

 

Allen

1/18/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1404 East Main Street

 

McKinney

1/12/2020: 11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stepping Stones Church, 6828 CR-202

 

Plano

1/8/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Abbott, 6901 Preston Road

1/8/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Transwestern, 2301 West Plano PKWY

 

Prosper

1/11/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Prosper, 970 North Coit Road

 

Wylie

1/20/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., ABSolute Fitness and Nutrition, 203 Security Ct

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Dallas

 

Coppell

1/13/2020: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., New Tech High School at Coppell, 113 Samuel Blvd

1/17/2020: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Victory Place at Coppell, 550 N Denton Tap Rd

 

Dallas

1/6/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Dallas Chapter, 2055 Kendall Drive

1/7/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Avenue

1/9/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Villa Piana Apartments, 13500 Noel Road

1/14/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trammell Crow Center, 2010 Flora Street

1/16/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Uplift Peak Preparatory, 4600 Bryan Street

1/17/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foundry Commercial, 8144 Walnut Hill Ln.

1/19/2020: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Avenue

 

Desoto

1/10/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Desoto Recreation Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road

 

Garland

1/10/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Milestone Electric, 2360 Crist Road, Suite B900

 

Irving

1/6/2020: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 400 E Airport

1/15/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Irving High School, 900 N. O Connor Road

 

Rowlett

1/18/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Chick-fil-A in Rowlett, 2617 Lakeview Pkwy

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Denton

 

Denton

1/15/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Billy Ryan High School, 5101 E. McKinney St.

1/18/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 West Oak Street

 

Flower Mound

1/13/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1901 Timber Creek Rd

 

The Colony

1/14/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., City of The Colony Blood Drive, 6804 Main Street

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Ellis

 

Waxahachie

1/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lowe's Waxahachie, 1420 N. Hwy 77

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Jack

 

Jacksboro

1/16/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 200  N Knox

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Johnson

 

Venus

1/16/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Venus High School, 12 Bulldog Dr

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Kaufman

 

Forney

1/17/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., North Forney High School, 6170 N. Falcon Way

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Navarro

 

Corsicana

1/7/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Dr

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Parker

 

Weatherford

1/9/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Weatherford Library, 1014 Charles Street

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Rockwall

 

Rockwall

1/11/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Legands Gym Rockwall, 1830 e interestate 30

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Tarrant

 

Arlington

1/15/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., My Computer Career, 1701 E Lamar Blvd

 

Benbrook

1/11/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Benbrook Community Center YMCA, 1899 Winscott Road

 

Fort Worth

1/6/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hillwood Middle School, 8250 Parkwood Hill Blvd.

1/12/2020: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 201 Thornhill Dr

1/19/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 4100 Blue Mound Rd