To celebrate the
final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the Red Cross have partnered to ask
fans and blood donors to Bleed #ForTheThrone this March.
This is the largest
blood donation promotional effort by an entertainment company in Red Cross
history, with six days of coordinated giving March 7-12 from fans and blood
donors at blood drives in 43 states across the U.S.
As part of the
partnership, fans who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross
now through March 17 will automatically be entered for a chance to win one
of five trips to the Season 8 world premiere of Game of Thrones. The trip
includes travel for two, up to two nights hotel accommodations and a $250
gift card for expenses. Terms and conditions apply and are available at:
who donate March 7-12 will also receive exclusive Game of Thrones swag
including a T-shirt, stickers to unlock a unique Snapchat filter and other
items, while supplies last.
donation opportunities in Northwest Indiana through March 31:
* 2 to 8 p.m.,
Tuesday, March 5, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton, 810 Michael
Drive in Chesterton.
* 12 to 6 p.m.,
Thursday, March 7, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106E 1100N in Chesterton.
* 9 a.m. to 1:30
p.m., Saturday, March 9, Duneland Boys & Girls Club, 521 W. 1100N in
* 12:15 to 5 p.m.,
Friday, March 15, Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East U.S. Highway 6 in
* 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, Purdue University Northwest, Westville Campus, Library
Student Faculty Building, Room 144, 1401 S. U.S. 421 in Westville.
How to Donate
American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call (800)
733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.
All blood types are
needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
A blood donor card
or driverís license or two other forms of identification are required at
check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with
parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds, and
are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school
students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet
certain height and weight requirements.