The Community Blood Bank is gearing up for the Memorial Day, one of the worst weekends of the year for blood usage.
And helping to shift those gears is the Lake Erie Speedway (yes, please note the car pun.)
The first 100 blood donors starting this morning receive a 6-pack of tickets to opening night at the speedway on May 26th. The tickets are valued at over $50.
“We are so grateful to the Lake Erie Speedway for stepping up like this,” said Dan Desrochers, director of marketing at the Community Blood Bank, in a news release. “They truly understand the importance of supporting the local community.”
Blood donation decreases during the summer months, as about 30 percent of blood donation comes from students, said Desrochers.
To help assuage the blood supply shortfalls and receive Lake Erie Speedway tickets, visit the Community Blood Bank at 2646 Peach St. in Erie.
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.