Donating blood right now can save lives and might just score you Super Bowl LIV tickets.
The NFL is teaming up with the American Red Cross in an effort to increase blood donations nationwide amid a “critical blood shortage.” Anyone that makes a donation from Jan. 1 through Jan. 19 will be automatically entered into the contest.
According to Red Cross's website, one lucky winner will receive two tickets to the big game, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center, round-trip airfare to Miami, three-night hotel accommodations at The Alexander - All Suite Oceanfront Resort (Jan. 31 to Feb. 3), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.
"At the NFL we are proud of the role we play in helping to unify communities and inspire people to make a positive and meaningful impact on those around them," said Alexia Gallagher, vice president of philanthropy and executive director of NFL Foundation. "That's why we are excited to be teaming up with the American Red Cross this January to help tackle the critical need for blood donations by encouraging football fans from across the country to give now to help patients."
Super Bowl LIV will be at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, at 6:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 2.
Additionally, January is National Blood Donor Month -- the Red Cross has observed this since the 1970s in an effort to stock up on blood during winter, when the blood supply is historically low due to bad weather and the flu season.
All interested donors are encouraged to use the Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.