Red Cross, Peyton Manning huddle up for a 
lifesaving play this January

Published 12:40 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Those who  give blood or platelets during National Blood Donor Month will be entered to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII 

From American Red Cross

RALEIGH, NC — This January, the American Red Cross and Pro Football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are asking people to score big for patients in need – while getting a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona – by giving blood or platelets.  

The start of the new year marks National Blood Donor Month – a time to celebrate those who generously roll up a sleeve to keep blood products stocked for hospitals providing critical care. As the busy holiday season winds down and the threat of severe winter weather and seasonal illness cases continue to rise, January can be a tough time for donors to make and keep appointments. 

Step off the sidelines and resolve to donate blood or platelets. To book a time to give, visit RedCrossBlood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. In partnership with the National Football League (NFL), those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma Jan. 1-31, 2023, will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona*, including access to day-of, in-stadium pre-game activities, tickets to the official Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Phoenix, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 10-13, 2023), plus a $500 gift card for expenses. 

To lead the offense against a potential winter blood shortage, Manning invites the public to join him in helping save lives. “If everyone does their part and we collectively commit to donating blood, we can stack up more wins for hospital patients who are counting on us. A single individual is certainly impactful, but a whole team of people coming together to donate has an even greater effect.”

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 3-31

Beaufort

Bath

1/30/2023: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 101 Craven St.

Belhaven

1/13/2023: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 2766 S. Savannah Road

Chocowinity

1/11/2023: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Haw Branch Church of Christ, 1501 Haw Branch Rd.

1/24/2023: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cypress Landing Home Owner Association, Cypress Landing Bay Club, 100 Marina Drive

Washington

1/6/2023: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Blind Center, 219 N. Harvey Street

1/10/2023: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 211 West 2nd Street

1/10/2023: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Beaufort County Department of Social Services, 632 West 5th Street

1/18/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main Street

1/18/2023: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Harvest Church, 2020 W 15th Street

1/24/2023: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Christian Church, First Christian Church, 307 East Third St.

1/31/2023: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Katie Paul Building #12, 5337 Hwy 264 E.

1/31/2023: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Free Will Baptist Church, 901 N. Bonner St.

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Craven

Havelock

1/4/2023: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Havelock, 125 McCotter Blvd

1/5/2023: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 1100 E. Main Street

1/19/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Havelock, 111 Hollywood Blvd

New Bern

1/3/2023: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Down East Dance, 2201 Trent Blvd

1/12/2023: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1125 Pine Tree Drive

1/13/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1125 Pine Tree Drive

1/20/2023: 7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., New Bern High School, 4200 Academic Drive

1/24/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., New Bern Fire Department, 1401 Neuse Blvd., PO Box 1129

1/26/2023: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Craven Community College, 800 College Court

1/28/2023: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., No. 7 Township Fire Department, 1705 Old Cherry Point Road

Vanceboro

1/14/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., VFW Post 11119, 102 First Street

1/26/2023: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., West Craven High School, 2600 Streets Ferry Road

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Martin

Jamesville

1/8/2023: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Jamesville Fire Department and EMS, 1035 Hayes St.

Williamston

1/17/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bear Grass Community/Yucca House, 6343 East Bear Grass Road

1/23/2023: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Moratoc Park, 102 River Drive

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Pamlico

Grantsboro

1/13/2023: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pamlico County Heritage Center, 10642 Hwy 55 E

1/31/2023: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pamlico Community College, 5049 Hwy 306 South

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Pitt

Greenville

1/4/2023: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Jarvis Memorial United Methodist/Christian Life Center, 510 South Washington Street

1/5/2023: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Greenville Noon Rotary, 809 Johnston Street

1/6/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/7/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/8/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/9/2023: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/13/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/14/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/15/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/16/2023: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/18/2023: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ECU Main Campus Student Center, East 5th Street, East Carolina University

1/20/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/21/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/22/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/23/2023: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/27/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/28/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/29/2023: 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

1/30/2023: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Greenville Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

Winterville

1/23/2023: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Pitt Community College Craig Goess Student Center, 1986 Pitt Tech Road

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 driver’s 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

Amplify your impact − volunteer!

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.  For more information and to apply, contact enc@redcross.org or visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

*Terms apply. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/SuperBowl for details.