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Blood donors in January could win tickets to Super Bowl in Los Angeles

Red Cross teams up with NFL
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Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 12:38:52-05

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals – especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 – to give blood and to help tackle the national convalescent plasma shortage. Right now, more donors are needed to help hospital patients.

During this critical time, the Red Cross and NFL are thrilled to offer all those who come to donate an opportunity to receive a special thank you this month. Those who come to donate blood or platelets this January will be automatically entered to win two tickets to next year’s Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. In addition, those who come to give Jan. 1-20, will also be automatically entered to win the Big Game at Home package for an awesome viewing experience safely at home, with a 65-inch television and a $500 gift card to put toward food and fun.

Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood today with the American Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or activating the Blood Scheduling Skill for Amazon Alexa.

As COVID-19 cases have risen across the U.S., so has the need for convalescent plasma – leading to a shortage of this potentially lifesaving blood product. Like “special teams” units on the field, COVID-19 survivors have a unique ability to make a game-changing difference in the lives of COVID-19 patients. Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 may have antibodies in their plasma that could provide a patient’s immune system the boost it needs to beat the virus.

How those recovered from COVID-19 can help
COVID-19 survivors can help – through simply giving whole blood. Plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may be used to help COVID-19 patients. Health emergencies don’t pause for holidays, game days or a pandemic – blood is needed every two seconds in the U.S. to help patients battling injury and illness.

Blood donation safety precautions
To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, individuals who do not feel well or who believe they may be ill with COVID-19 should postpone their donation.
Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions– including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities (Jan. 5-31):

Boulder City
1/13/2021: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Jude's Ranch for Children, 200 Wilson Circle

Henderson
1/23/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., City of Henderson Multigenerational Recreation, 250 S Green Valley Pkwy.
1/28/2021: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., City of Henderson - Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.

Las Vegas
1/5/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Red Rock Resort, 11011 W Charleston Blvd.
1/5/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite #110
1/6/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite #110
1/6/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Las Vegas Police Protective Association, 9330 West Lake Mead Blvd.
1/7/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fashion Show Retail, 3200 South Las Vegas Blvd.
1/7/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Las Vegas Nevada Stake, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd.
1/8/2021: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Findlay Honda, 7494 W. Azure Dr.
1/8/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite #110
1/12/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boys Town Nevada, 821 North Mojave Rd.
1/13/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N Buffalo Dr.
1/14/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fashion Show Retail, 3200 South Las Vegas Blvd.
1/15/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite #110
1/15/2021: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Dr.
1/18/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fashion Show Retail, 3200 South Las Vegas Blvd.
1/19/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N Durango Dr.
1/19/2021: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite #110
1/19/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Enterprise Library, 8310 S Las Vegas Blvd.
1/20/2021: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., United Way of Southern Nevada, 5830 W Flamingo Rd.
1/20/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite. #110
1/20/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fashion Show Retail, 3200 South Las Vegas Blvd.
1/22/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Ste. #110
1/26/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E Warm Springs Road, Suite. 110
1/26/2021: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, Suite 10
1/26/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E Warm Springs Road, Suite. 110
1/27/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fashion Show Retail, 3200 South Las Vegas Blvd.
1/29/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite. #110

Mesquite
1/14/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Eureka Casino Resort, 275 Mesa Blvd.

North Las Vegas
1/21/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sun City Aliante, 7394 Aliante Pkwy.