Donating blood to the American Red Cross could get you sent to Super Bowl LVII

(WHTM) — January marks National Blood Donation Month, and the American Red Cross needs help stocking up on blood and platelets before winter weather hits disadvantaged communities across the country. If you donate, you can also go to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.

According to the American Red Cross, one in seven patients who go to the hospital will need a blood transfusion, but only 3% of the public donate blood.

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To help the American Red Cross by making a donation, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, call 1-800-REDCROSS, or visit

In partnership with the NFL, anyone who donates blood, platelets, or plasma, through January 31, 2023, will be automatically entered to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.

The Super Bowl trip features access to daily in-stadium activities before the game, round-trip airfare to Phoenix, three nights (February 10-February 13, 2023) in a hotel, and a $500 gift card.

To volunteer with the American Red Cross, visit

To make the process of donating blood easier, donors can complete a pre-donation reading and online questionnaire at

All blood types are required. A blood donation card, driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required upon check-in.