Donate Blood and Win Prizes Including a New Car

600px-Flag_of_the_Red_CrossTo encourage people to donate blood, the American Red Cross announced that aside from the cookies and tea, people who will do donate blood may get a chance to win a new car.

Well, that depends on where you are donating blood. This is part of the campaign Make Saving Lives Your Focus This Summer. The car prize is being advertised by Red Cross River Valley Region Blood Donation Center. The prize in is a Ford Focus. It will run from June 1 until September 7.

The following requirements are needed to be eligible to donate blood:

  • at least 17 years old
  • weighs 110 pounds
  • hasn’t donated within 56 days

Donors will need a donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification.

Blood types O or B or blood type Rh negative are the ones that are greatly needed.

However, for the River Valley promo, only those who are 18 years old and above will be eligible to win the car.

Blood donation usually drops down during summer, the time when people are on their vacations.

Similar promo and smaller prizes are offered depending on the area where one will donate blood. Such prices include free pints of ice creams, dinner vouchers $500 and $1000 gas cards.