Apparently those funny hippie protests who held signs that said "No Blood for Oil" got it right...sort of, and in reverse. The Red Cross is now offering blood donators the chance to win free gas with every donation.
While in the past, the Red Cross relied on the generosity and kindness of individuals to keep their blood supply stocked, they now have to entice people with free gas. Each day, the Red Cross will give away one $25 gift card to a lucky volunteer and every few weeks, will hold a drawing for a $3500 major gas award.
Don't worry, you will still get free oreos, apple juice and an HIV screen when you donate!
Local 6: Red Cross Offering Gas for Blood