Red Cross teams with INDYCAR for blood drives

Vincent Marshall
Dodge City Daily Globe
Blood donors donating blood in April will earn a chance for four tickets to the 2022 Indy 500 as well as one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice, according to the American Red Cross. PHOTO BY AMANDA ROMNEY/AMERICAN RED CROSS © The American National Red Cross 2018

In an effort to boost blood donations, the American Red Cross is teaming with INDYCAR for blood donors in April to win a chance to attend the 2022 Indianapolis 500.

According to American Red Cross, Kansas/Oklahoma region communications manager Jan Hale, for blood drives in April, donors will have a chance to win four tickets to the annual race as well as automatically being entered to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice.

The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply," said Hale.

The following locations have area blood drives scheduled:

Ford County

  • Dodge City: April 1 from noon to 6 p.m., at the Dodge City Family YMCA, located at 240 San Jose Dr.
  • Dodge City: April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Dodge City Family YMCA, located at 240 San Jose Dr.

Gray County

  • Montezuma: April 5 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Morningside Community Church, 100 N Apache St.

Kiowa County

  • Haviland: April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Barclay College Hockett Auditorium, 607 N. Kingman St.

Meade County

  • Meade: April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. John Forst Center, 500 W. Carthage St.

To schedule a donation appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org/Indy500.

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