The Red Cross is in need of plasma, especially from people who have recovered from COVID-19.
So it has teamed up with the NFL to offer potential donors an incentive. Effective immediately, every person who donates plasma at a Red Cross location will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to next year's Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, the Red Cross announced Tuesday.
“While winter is historically a challenging time to collect blood due to the holidays and inclement weather, this year, COVID-19 has added a new challenge,” says Dr. Pampee Young, the Red Cross' chief medical officer. "It is vital that those who have recovered from COVID-19 donate blood or plasma so that we can continue to treat those critically ill with the virus." What does it say when the Red Cross has to bribe people to help save others' lives? How many times have you donated blood or plasma in your lifetime?