Chance to Win Red Sox Tickets for Blood Donors this Summer

 The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to honor lucky presenting donors with an incredible experience - the chance to become the Blood Donor of the Game!  Red Sox fans are invited to enter to win simply by stepping up to the plate and donating blood to help patients in need.

 All presenting donors at American Red Cross blood drives or donation centers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the opportunity to enter for the chance to become Blood Donor of the Game from now through the end of the 2018 Boston Red Sox regular baseball season. In addition to winning two tickets to a game at historic Fenway Park, the Blood Donor of the Game will be presented with a commemorative souvenir and will have the chance to take part in a special on-field experience prior to the start of the game.

 The Blood Donor of the Game program is a unique way for the Red Cross to thank volunteer blood donors during the spring and the upcoming summer months, often a challenging time for the Red Cross to collect blood donations.

 “Our patients and our clinicians who care for them thank the blood donors for their commitment to improving the quality of care and life of many,” said Lynne Uhl, M.D., Vice Chair for Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  “Blood donation does save lives.” 

“The Boston Red Sox are proud to support the Red Cross through the Blood Donor of the Game and our other programs,” said Sheri Rosenberg, Manager of Alumni and Player Relations, the Boston Red Sox. “The Red Sox believe in giving back to our community and supporting our fans throughout New England. We encourage our fans to present to donate blood with the Red Cross and have a chance to step foot on the Fenway Park grass and become the Blood Donor of the Game!”

 In addition to game tickets and the chance for a special on-field honor, winners will also be presented with a commemorative souvenir.

 “The Red Cross is thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our dedicated blood donors in New England,” said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of National Partnerships for the Red Cross.  “This is a great way to say thank you for helping to save lives, as the Red Cross works to keep important blood products on the shelves during the summer season.  We are grateful to our partners, the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, for continuing their support of blood collections in New England through this program.”

 The Blood Donor of the Game program runs through the 2018 regular baseball season. Donors who wish to participate must enter by September 18, 2018.

 For additional information about the program and information regarding donor eligibility please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.