'Fuel Up Sweepstakes': Versiti blood donors have a chance to win $100 gas gift cards

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Versiti announced a "Fuel Up Sweepstakes," offering a five-state gas card to encourage donors to rolls up their sleeves and donate blood for help "fuel" up local patients in need. 

From March 21-31, all donors will be entered to win a $100 gas gift card. A total of 33 winners will be announced per state via two weekly drawings. 

According to a news release, every day, more than 10,000 patients -- from those undergoing long-term transfusion treatments to accident victims -- rely on the generosity of blood donors to survive. While medical technology has provided many lifesaving discoveries over the years, there still is no substitute for blood, making it essential to hospitals every day of the year.

Anyone 17 or older who is in good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate.

Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

To make an appointment at a donor center or community blood drive near you, CLICK HERE or call: 

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – 877-BE-A-HERO
Versiti Blood Center of Illinois – 800-786-4483
Versiti Blood Center of Indiana – 800-632-4722
Versiti Blood Center of Michigan – 866-642-5663
Versiti Blood Center of Ohio – 800-485-6594

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