Good Samaritans who decide to donate blood on Tuesday will be rewarded with tickets to a Padres game for their good deed.
The San Diego-based team is hosting the Padres Spring Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. Until 6 p.m., do-gooders can donate their blood at the Budweiser Loft at Petco Park and receive a pair of early-season Padres tickets.
The generous thank-you comes after blood banks experienced low supplies throughout the pandemic.
“The Red Cross blood supply remains incredibly vulnerable – especially as doctors begin to resume elective surgeries previously delayed by the Omicron variant,” American Red Cross said in a press release. “It’s critical that individuals schedule a blood or platelet donation immediately to help ensure patients get the care they need as soon as possible.”
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To add more incentive, donors who give blood in the month of March will be given a $10 e-gift card from Fanatics and be entered to win a trip to the MLB All-Star Game.
Interested in donating? The American Red Cross asks participants to schedule an appointment online, via their app or by calling 1(800)733-2767.
Tuesday’s blood drive will be held through 6 p.m. and free parking will be available at the Premier Parking Lot.