American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks team up to maintain the summer blood supply

Blood donors will receive a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket

When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. For this reason, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair are joining forces to ensure that blood is available for patients who need it.


The Red Cross and Cedar Fair invite community members to donate at select blood drives this summer to ensure blood and platelets are available for individuals in need of lifesaving transfusions. As a thank you, anyone who comes to donate at designated blood drives will receive one FREE Cedar theme park ticket that can be used at participating parks (listed below).

The need for blood is constant, and it’s through the generosity of donors that we can ensure that lifesaving blood is readily available for patients,” said Julie Brady, Donor Services Executive for the Red Cross Indiana Blood Services Region. “Donating blood is a selfless act that could allow a family to celebrate another birthday, anniversary, or graduation with their loved one.”

Upcoming blood donation opportunities with free Cedar Fair theme park ticket:

  • May 24, 2023 | 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, Ind.
    Sponsor Code: hamhs
  • May 24, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Parkview LaGrange, 207 N Townline Rd., Lagrange, Ind.
    Sponsor Code: parklhos
  • May 25, 2023 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Uptown Social, 907 Franklin St, Michigan City, Ind.
    Sponsor Code: uptown
  • May 26, 2023 | 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Huntington Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Road, Huntington, Ind.
    Sponsor Code: hnaz
  • May 27, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Benjamin Harrison YMCA, 5736 Lee Rd., Indianapolis, Ind.
    Sponsor Code: bhymca
  • May 30, 2023 | 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. | DaySpring Church, 2305 N Indiana, Auburn, Ind.
    Sponsor Code: daysprich

Make Your Appointment today! Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App,, call1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their predonation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

Participating Cedar Fair Parks:

Cedar Point – 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, Ohio
Cedar Point Shores – 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, Ohio
Carowinds – 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina
California’ s Great America – 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California
Dorney Park – 4000 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, Pennsylvania
Kings Dominion – 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Virginia
Kings Island – 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, Ohio
Knott’s Berry Farm – 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California
Knott’s Soak City – 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California
Michigan’s Adventure -4750 Whitehall Rd., Muskegon, Michigan
Schlitterbahn Galveston – 2109 Gene Lucas Blvd, Galveston, Texas
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels – 400 N. Liberty Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas
Valleyfair –  1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, Minnesota
Worlds of Fun – 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri

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