Watertown Resident’s Blood Donation Earned a Trip to Opening Day

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Donating life-saving blood recently turned into an experience of a lifetime for Watertown resident Rachel Jacobs! She was named Blood Donor of the Game and was honored with tickets the Boston Red Sox Opening Day game against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, April 11.

Rachel entered to win the chance to become Blood Donor of the Game after recently donating blood with the American Red Cross.

Together with the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Red Cross is proud to honor lucky presenting donors through the Blood Donor of the Game program. Fans are invited to enter to win after stepping up to the plate and volunteering to help patients in need.

“We are thrilled to honor Rachel Jacobs as one of our Blood Donors of the Game,” said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of National Partnerships for the Red Cross. “Thank you to Rachel and all of our other generous volunteer blood donors who roll up their sleeves to help ensure blood is available for patients in need.”

All presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives or donation centers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the opportunity to enter to win the honor of becoming Blood Donor of the Game from now through the end of the 2016 regular baseball season.

In addition to winning 2 tickets to a game at historic Fenway Park, the Blood Donor of the Game will be presented with a commemorative souvenir and most will have the chance to take part in a special on-field experience prior to the start of the game.

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