A: Only about five percent of people donate blood—and that number is dwindling. To inspire the next generation of Northwest blood donors, we’re partnering with local football player Bobby Wagner, who is thrilled to help save more lives in our community.

A: Glad you asked! That’s easy. Register to give blood at any Bloodworks Northwest donor center or mobile blood drive Sept. 10, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2018 and you’ll automatically be entered in the drawing. Can’t donate blood? You can also earn entries by signing up to volunteer. Once you’ve registered, you don’t need to do anything but show up—we’ll keep track of the rest.

A: Blood donors and volunteers may earn entries from the first Seattle game on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 through the championship game on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

A: We will randomly select 12 winners. Each winner will be given two tickets.

A: Winners will be contacted by phone or email in early February 2018. They will have 48 hours to accept the offer. Each winner must sign a photo release form and a document outlining the official sweepstakes rules.

A: The party will be held in Seattle in April 2018. While we can’t reveal the exact location, we can mention the good food, drinks, and—oh yeah—quality time with Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner.

A: Anyone who is in good health, at least 18 years old, and weighs at least 110 pounds may donate whole blood every 56 days as long as you meet other donor criteria. Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds who weigh at least 114 pounds may donate with a Bloodworks Northwest permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Download permission slip.

Some health conditions or medications may temporarily or permanently prevent you from donating blood. If this is the case, consider signing up to volunteer —each shift counts as one entry. If you have a question about your eligibility to donate blood, please email us at schedule@bloodworksnw.org.

A: Nope. You can donate whole blood every 56 days. You can also combine donating blood, platelets, plasma, and volunteering to increase your chances of winning. Every registered donation or shift counts as a new entry.

A: Absolutely. Depending on your blood type, it might make more sense for you to consider a platelet or plasma donation.

A: Check out the playbook below to see how often you can donate, based on the type of blood you choose to give. You can also contact us at 800-398-7888 for help scheduling appointments, answering questions, or creating a custom playbook.

A: Yes! Yet another great reason to donate. Three days after giving blood, give us a call at 800-398-7888 and we’ll tell you your type.

A: If this is your first time volunteering with us, you’d help out as a donor monitor. Donor monitors serve refreshments and observe donors for any adverse reactions post-donation. We rely on our volunteers to notify our technical staff if a donor needs additional care. This role is a crucial part the donor experience! Learn more about volunteering.