The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types — especially type O — and platelet donors, and area residents are encouraged to make an appointment to help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks.
To help tackle the critical need, the Red Cross and NFL are working together to offer one winner a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Those who come to give blood or platelets Jan. 1-19 will automatically be entered for a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl LIV, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center, round-trip airfare to Miami and three-night hotel accommodations.
Upcoming blood drives include:
• Union Station — 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16, Union Station, 613 Hamilton St.
• Riverside High School — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30, 2096 S. County Road 24, DeGraff.
Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now using the Red Cross Blood donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling (800) 733-2767, or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.