Let's Ride!: Red Cross looks to drum up donations by offering a new set of wheels

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(WOIO) - Are you in the market for a new set of wheels? Why not roll up your sleeve and donate blood to the American Red Cross.

By doing so, you are eligible to win a car or - for the donors in the Amish community - a horse-drawn buggy!

All who come to donate blood or platelets through September 6th will be automatically entered for a chance to win a 2010 Nissan Versa 1.8 Sedan, courtesy of Mentor Nissan by Sunnyside or one of four $500 gas gift cards. Amish donors will have the chance to win a custom-made buggy.

"By offering this special incentive, we hope more blood and platelet donors can find the time to give and will do so this summer," says Christy Chapman, Communications Manager for the American Red Cross. "Individuals of all blood types are needed to donate on an ongoing basis."

For additional information or to find a blood or platelet donation site near you, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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