The Community Blood Bank is hoping to speed up the blood donation rate this week in preparation for July 4.
Dan Desrochers, director of marketing at the blood bank, said in an e-mail that the holiday’s falling on a Wednesday this year will hit the blood supply especially hard, as many people plan vacations around it.
In preparation, the Community Blood Bank and the Lake Erie Speedway have teamed up to give every donor this week a six-pack of tickets to the races on July 7. Donors will also be entered to win VIP passes to a box and Lake Erie Speedway gear.
“We are so grateful to the Lake Erie Speedway for stepping up like this,”
said Desrochers, in a news release. “They truly understand the importance of supporting the local community.”
To receive the tickets, donors must visit the Community Blood Bank’s location at 2646 Peach St. The blood bank is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointments are necessary.