Red Cross teams with NFL to urge blood and plasma donation during National Blood Donor Month!

Red Cross teams with NFL to urge blood and plasma donation during National Blood Donor Month!

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals – especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 – to give blood and to help tackle the national convalescent plasma shortage. Right now, more donors are needed to help hospital patients.

During this critical time, the Red Cross and NFL are thrilled to offer all those who come to donate an opportunity to receive a special thank you this month. Those who come to donate blood or platelets this January will be automatically entered to win two tickets to next year’s Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles.* In addition, those who come to give January 1-20, will also be automatically entered to win the Big Game at Home package for an awesome viewing experience safely at home, with a 65-inch television and a $500 gift card to put toward food and fun.**

Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood today with the American Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or activating the Blood Scheduling Skill for Amazon Alexa. The dates are as follows

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New Bern

1/30/2021: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., No. 7 Township Fire Department, 1705 Old Cherry Point Road

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Greenville

1/30/2021: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

 

 

Source: Schedule Your Blood Donation With The Red Cross (redcrossblood.org)

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