UPDATE: This week, the American Red Cross
has issued an emergency appeal for donations of blood or platelets.
Thanks to this warm time of year, when schools are on break and families go on vacations, the Red Cross of the Northeast Ohio region has seen a sharp decline in donations. The organization would like anyone who is eligible to consider donating blood soon.
For those looking for an added incentive, besides feeling good about yourself, the Red Cross previously announced that blood donors could score free Cedar Point tickets at various times and locations through the end of July (see below).
(Original Post 5/25/2017): Donating blood was just one of our suggestions in this week's summer guide
for ways you can make your city a better place. Unbeknownst to us, the Red Cross has an extra incentive for you to so in the coming months: a free Cedar Point ticket, which isn't anything to shake a needle at.
Here's all the dates and locations where you can score a ducat gratis around Northeast Ohio through the end of July:
June 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at iHeartMedia, 7461 South Ave., Boardman, 44512
June 7, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m. at Geauga County Fairgrounds, School Building, 14373 N. Chesire St., Burton 44021
June 9, 2017 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ashtabula Towne Square, 3315 N. Ridge Road E, Ashtabula, 44004
June 13, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Massillon Recreation Center, 505 Erie St. N, Massillon, 44646
June 14, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m. at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren, 44483
June 20, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, 44136
June 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stephen Rung-Meno Memorial Blood Drive, 409 Armour Road, Avon Lake, 44012
June 28, 2017 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Castaway Bay, 2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, 44870
July 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fairview Recreation Center, 21225 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 44126
July 7, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Beta Dr., Mayfield Village, 44143
July 12, 2017 from noon to 7 p.m. at Dave & Busters, 25735 First St., Westlake, 44145
July 18, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina, 44256
July 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cuyahoga Community College, West Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, 44130
July 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Independence Community Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, 44131