Before we had season passes, one of our favorite programs to take part in was donating blood to the Red Cross and getting a free Cedar Point ticket (Note: we still donate blood even without the ticket benefit). So we are always happy when we see the program return each year because not only does your blood donation save countless lives, it gives everyone a chance to be able to visit the park.
Fact: Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.
The process is quick and simple, and you are allowed to donate blood once every 60 days. So assuming you get in at the beginning of June, you can do so again in August (when maybe they will add additional free Cedar Fair ticket dates).
While the promotion is labeled as a free Cedar Fair ticket of choice, you need to verify with your donation center which tickets will be available. Each center will not have a pile of tickets from each of the parks. Most likely they will be regionalized, meaning Ohio and surrounding States will offer Cedar Point or Kings Island tickets, etc. Again confirm with your donation center when making a reservation.
So where can you donate blood in 2017 and get a free Cedar Fair ticket?
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Ohio offering one free Cedar Fair theme park ticket:
June 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at iHeartMedia, 7461 South Ave., Boardman, 44512
June 7, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m. at Geauga County Fairgrounds, School Building, 14373 N. Chesire St., Burton 44021
June 9, 2017 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ashtabula Towne Square, 3315 N. Ridge Road E, Ashtabula, 44004
June 13, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Massillon Recreation Center, 505 Erie St. N, Massillon, 44646
June 14, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m. at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren, 44483
June 20, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, 44136
June 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stephen Rung-Meno Memorial Blood Drive, 409 Armour Road, Avon Lake, 44012
June 28, 2017 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Castaway Bay, 2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, 44870
July 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fairview Recreation Center, 21225 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 44126
July 7, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Beta Dr., Mayfield Village, 44143
July 12, 2017 from noon to 7 p.m. at Dave & Busters, 25735 First St., Westlake, 44145
July 18, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina, 44256
July 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cuyahoga Community College, West Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, 44130
July 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Independence Community Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, 44131
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Indiana offering one free Cedar Fair theme park ticket:
6/15/2017 East Noble High School 1pm-7pm 901 S. Garden St. Kendallville, IN 46755
6/15/2017 Purdue University Northwest – Westville 10am – 4pm 1401 S. US 421 Westville, IN 46391
6/23/2017 Zion Lutheran Church 1pm-7pm 101 East North Street Columbia City, IN 46725
6/27/2017 Celina High School at St. John Lutheran Church 12pm-6pm 1100 N. Main Street Celina, OH 45822
6/29/2017 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 12pm-6pm 10700 Aboite Center Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46804
6/30/2017 Madison Park Church of God 2pm-8pm 6607 Providence Dr. Anderson, IN 46013
7/6/2017 Faith United Methodist Church 12pm-6pm 22045 CR18 Goshen, IN 46528
7/8/2017 Three Rivers Festival 12pm-4pm SCU on Barr Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
7/11/2017 Logansport High School 1pm-6pm 1 Berry Lane Logansport, IN 46947
7/12/2017 University of Notre Dame at LaFortune Student Center 11am-5pm 315 LaFortune Student Center South Bend, IN 46556
7/12/2017 Scout Park Conference Center 1pm-7pm 2300 Meyer Road Fort Wayne, IN 46803
7/19/2017 Elida High School/Community 12pm-6pm 401 East North St. Elida, OH 45807
7/19/2017 Chapel Hill Church 12pm-6pm 2600 W. Alto Rd. Kokomo, IN 46901
7/20/2017 Purdue University Northwest – Hammond at Student Union Library 10am-3pm 2200 169th Street Hammond, IN 46323
7/21/2017 Huntington Church of the Nazarene 1:30pm- 7:30pm 1555 Flaxmill Rd. Huntington, IN 46750
7/24/2017 Mitchell High School at Mitchell Church of Christ 12pm-6pm 1004 Main Street Mitchell, IN 47446
7/26/2017 Sonlight Church 11am-5pm 455 N. Gerald Lett Avenue Angola, IN 46703
7/29/2017 Fishers YMCA 11am- 4pm 9012 East 126th St. Fishers, IN 46038
8/8/2017 Irsay Family YMCA 10am – 4pm 430 S. Alabama St. Indianapolis, IN 46225
You must register with the Red Cross prior to your arrival to ensure you get a free ticket. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.
The Red Cross is also giving away a paid trip to either Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm for those that like to enter contests. You will also see a link to purchase discounted tickets.
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