Beginning Monday, Sept. 19, the American Red Cross Northern California Blood Services Region will be giving away a $100 gas card EVERY DAY through the rest of the month – that’s $1,200 in free gas.
From Sept. 19 through Sept. 30, 2011, all presenting whole blood and double red cell donors who fill out an entry card at any Northern California Blood Services Region donor center or mobile blood drive (excluding high school and college blood drives) will be entered in a daily drawing for a $100 gas card.*
“At a time when gas prices are about $4 a gallon, we’re pleased to reward donors with a chance to win a gas card and fill their tank on us,” said region CEO Jeff Meyer.
The Northern California Region has blood donation centers located in Oakland (6230 Claremont Avenue), Pleasant Hill (140 Gregory Lane), Pleasanton (5556-B Springdale Avenue), Newark (39227 Cedar Boulevard) and San Jose (2731 N. First Street). The region also holds regular blood drives throughout the Bay Area.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form).
About the American Red Cross
The Northern California Blood Services Region has been collecting blood for the community since the late 1940s. The region supplies blood to 29 Bay Area hospitals, and must collect more than 300 pints of blood each day in order to meet hospital needs. Visit redcrossblood.org for more information.
* Red Cross employees are not eligible to participate. Gas cards are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.