Tallahassee, Florida --
Football fans who RUSH IN AND GIVE BLOOD two times, now through December 31, will automatically be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the big game in Dallas, TX on February 6, 2011. Prize includes airfare and hotel accommodations.
"At SCBC we are asking the public to participate in the game of life by giving blood and making the big winners the hospital patients who receive blood donations due to emergencies, surgeries, burn or cancer treatments," said Michael Stiles, District Executive Director for SCBC. "Blood shortages would diminish if those who have not donated before give, and returning donors give at least two times a year instead of once."
And for those feeling lucky? SCBC is working to motivate blood donors to give their first of two fall donations on Monday, September 27 at the U-PICK YOUR GIFT CARD DAY blood drive. Those who donate at an SCBC donor center that day will have their choice of a $10 Wal-Mart or $10 Lowes Gift Card as a thank you. Tallahassee center donors will also have the choice of a Regal Movie Pass as part of their mix of coupon options.
Individuals can be a community team player and kick off football season right by posting an MVP performance. Donors can give blood every 56 days, which means if they give in September or October, they can give again in November and December and be eligible to win the Super Bowl tickets.
SCBC is keeping score and counting on the public to help save lives all season long. Donors are encouraged to make the ultimate game changing - and life changing - play today.
The drawing for the two Super Bowl Tickets, will be held on January 5, 2011 at 10am. Check the restrictions and rules of eligibility at www.scbcinfo.org. CBS radio, Southeastern Community Blood Center, Northwest Florida Blood Services and Florida Blood Services are the sponsors of the drawing.
You are eligible to donate if you are at least 16 (16 year-olds require parental consent), weigh 110 pounds, have a picture ID and are in good health. You will receive a wellness check, along with a free cholesterol screening. The actual blood draw lasts only 5 to 7 minutes.
According to SCBC, less than 5 percent of the eligible population actually donates blood. For more information or to schedule a bloodmobile drive, contact SCBC at 1-800-722-2218 or visit its website at www.scbcinfo.org. SCBC's donor centers are open 9am-6pm daily. In Tallahassee, the Riggins Road location is now open Monday, 8am-8pm and on Saturday, 9am-1pm.
The full press release is attached above.