By Anmol Nigam, American Red Cross Volunteer
How would you like to go to Cedar Point for free? All you have to do is give blood at a select blood drive this summer.
The Red Cross is offering free tickets to blood donors at select blood drives this summer, thanks to a partnership with Cedar Fair theme parks and Cleveland’s iHeartMedia. Donors also have a chance to win many additional prizes, including one of two grand prizes.
The Red Cross provides 40% of the nation’s blood to save countless lives. Blood and platelet donors of all types are always in need.
Christy Peters, the External Communications Manager for the Red Cross Northern Ohio Blood Services Region reminds volunteers, “Blood and platelet donations are especially needed during the summer months when donations slow due to summer vacations and travel among regular donors.”
One ticket to a Cedar Fair theme park will be offered to each donor at select blood drives. Participating theme park locations include Cedar Point, Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Knott’s Berry Farm, Carowinds, Dorney Park, Michigan Adventure, Valley Fair, and California’s Great Adventure. Tickets are limited, so sign up at one of these blood drives by going to redcrossblood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767,) or by registering through the Red Cross Blood App.
|6/21/16||Bainbridge Town Hall||1 – 7 p.m.||17826 Chillicothe Rd.||Chagrin Falls||44023|
|6/22/16||Packard Music Hall||12 – 6 p.m.||1703 Mahoning Ave.||Warren||44483|
|6/24/16||Mentor Civic Arena||10 a.m. – 7 p.m.||8600 Munson Rd.||Mentor||44060|
|6/29/16||Castaway Bay||2 – 7 p.m.||2001 Cleveland Rd.||Sandusky||44870|
|6/30/16||Massillon Recreation Center||12 – 7 p.m.||505 Erie Street N||Massillon||44646|
|7/8/16||Hilton Garden Inn Mayfield Village||1 – 7 p.m.||700 Beta Dr.||Mayfield Village||44143|
|7/13/16||Dave & Buster’s||2 – 8 p.m.||25735 First St.||Westlake||44145|
|7/19/16||Heartland Community Church||1 – 7 p.m.||3400 Weymouth Rd.||Medina||44256|
|7/22/16||United Methodist Church||12 – 7 p.m.||1435 E. Main St.||Kent||44240|
|7/26/16||Independence Community Center||9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||6363 Selig Dr.||Independence||44131|
|7/29/16||iHeartMedia||10 a.m. – 6 p.m.||7461 South Avenue||Boardman||44512|
|8/1/2016||Cornerstone Community Church||1 – 7 p.m.||5344 Fishcreek Rd.||Stow||44224|
|8/4/16||American Red Cross Wayne County||1 – 7 p.m.||124 N. Walnut St.||Wooster||44691|
|8/10/16||Cuyahoga Community College||9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||11000 Pleasant Valley Rd.||Cuyahoga||44130|
Donors also have a chance to win a grand prize package and discounts for $2 off the purchase of additional Cedar Fair tickets. The grand prize is a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm with travel and hotel accommodations along with admission to the park. Enter for a chance to win any of these prizes by visiting redcrossblood.org/cedarfair.
And, as a special thanks to Red Cross donors, Cedar Fair is also offering a discount on Cedar Fair tickets purchased through redcross.cedarfair.com. Since prizes are limited and the Cedar Fair blood drives end by September 5th, sign up to donate soon! Your donation can help save a life.