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Amid ‘severe’ anemia, Red Cross offers chance to win Super Bowl tickets if you donate blood

Between national anemia, the American Red Cross on Tuesday announced that anyone who donates blood in January will have a chance to win tickets to the upcoming Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles.

Organization speak in a press release that it now has a “dangerously low blood supply”, which has affected the amount of blood that hospitals can take.

The Red Cross says the pandemic has played a role in the shortage – causing a 10 per cent drop in the number of blood donors and a 62 per cent drop in the number of blood donors at schools and colleges.

The organization also notes that the recent onslaught of winter weather across the United States is contributing to the shortfall.

According to the organization, it has less than a day’s supply of important blood types, such as Group O, and nearly a quarter of the hospital’s blood supply needs are unmet.

To incentivize sponsors, anyone who contributes in January is automatically entered to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.

Other prizes in the picture include an official NFL Tailgate entry ticket, tickets to the Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, a three-night hotel room – February 11-14 – and a $500 gift card to pay.

Sponsors will also be automatically entered to win a “Big Game Home” home theater package and a $500 e-gift card for game day food.

Appointments are available on the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

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Emma Bowman

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