American Red Cross seeing ‘critical need’ for blood donations, partners with NFL for Super Bowl LIV trip

To be entered to win the Super Bowl LIV trip, donors must donate blood between Jan. 1-19. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
To be entered to win the Super Bowl LIV trip, donors must donate blood between Jan. 1-19. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)

To be entered to win the Super Bowl LIV trip, donors must donate blood between Jan. 1-19. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)

Following the holidays, the American Red Cross has a “critical need” for blood donors of all blood types.

As of a Jan. 6 news release, the Red Cross had a three-day supply of Type O blood.

"Lifesaving medical treatments and emergencies never take a holiday,” said Paul Sullivan, the senior vice president of Red Cross Biomedical Services, in the release. “Declines in donations can affect patient care. That’s why the Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to make an appointment to give now and help those sidelined by illness and trauma.”

The Red Cross and the NFL have partnered together to offer a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami to address the need, per the release.

Those who give blood between Jan. 1-19 will be entered to win the Super Bowl trip. One winner will win two tickets to Super Bowl LIV, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to the Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center, round-trip airfare to Miami, three-night hotel accommodations and a $500 gift card for expenses.


Below are some upcoming blood donation opportunities in the Dallas Fort-Worth area:

Coppell

Jan. 13: noon-4 p.m., New Tech High School at Coppell, 113 Samuel Blvd.

Jan. 17: 7 a.m-noon, Victory Place at Coppell, 550 North Denton Tap Road

Jan. 24: noon-6 p.m., Coppell ER, 720 North Denton Tap Road

Flower Mound

Jan. 13: 1-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1901 Timber Creek Road

Fort Worth

Jan. 6: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Hillwood Middle School, 8250 Parkwood Hill Blvd.

Jan. 12: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 201 Thornhill Drive

Jan. 19: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 4100 Blue Mound Road

Jan. 20: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 6000 Western Place, Ste. 100

Jan. 21: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St.

Jan. 23: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Alpha Phi Omega, 2901 Stadium Drive

Jan. 23: 1-7 p.m., Lowe's Fort Worth, 4305 Bryant Irvin Road

Jan. 26: 8:30 a.m -2 p.m., Mount Olive Missionary Baptist, 2951 Evans Ave.

Jan. 31: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Eastern Hills High School, 5701 Shelton St.

Grapevine

Jan. 31: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., DealerBuilt, 1225 S. Main St., Ste. 201

Irving

Jan. 6: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 400 E. Airport Freeway

Jan. 15: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Irving High School, 900 N. O'Connor Road

McKinney

Jan. 12: 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Stepping Stones Church, 6828 CR-202

Jan. 28: noon-6 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites McKinney-Fairview, 3220 Craig Drive

Plano

Jan. 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Abbott, 6901 Preston Road

Jan. 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Transwestern, 2301 W. Plano Parkway

Jan. 28: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano, 4700 Alliance Blvd.

Southlake

Jan. 24: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lowe's Store 0732, 201 N. Kimball Ave.
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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