Health & Fitness

Red Cross to offer free zoo entry at blood drive

The Red, White & You Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Thursday to Saturday at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

Donors at the American Red Cross Blood Services event will receive several free items, including a T-shirt, ticket to the zoo and coupon for a custard at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

For donors' immediate family members, zoo entry will cost $4.50. The discount tickets will work through Monday. All donors will also be eligible to win a $1,000 gas card.

The drive lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Cargill Learning Center. During the drive on Thursday, the Red Cross invites all high school and college students to donate. Donors on this day will receive a coupon for a free Pizza Hut personal pan pizza.

The Red Cross asks that parents with children bring someone to watch them. Children's movies will play in the theater throughout the drive.

Requirements to donate include having a donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification; maintaining general good health; weighing at least 110 pounds; and being at least 17. Sixteen-year-olds in Kansas can donate with a completed parental consent form.