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Red Cross and Disney On Ice partner at Q Arena

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Northeast Ohio’s bitter cold undoubtedly has you hibernating, but the Red Cross encourages you to break free this Friday, give the gift of life AND see Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

The Northern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross is partnering with Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! for a blood drive, Friday, January 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. You’ll receive two complimentary tickets for select performances during the Cleveland tour January 10-19. Click here for those performances.

To donate, you must be 17 years of age or older and be in generally good health. Bring your photo ID or your Red Cross donor card. Appointments are strongly recommended for this blood drive. To schedule an appointment please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code qarena or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

During the blood drive, there will be a free kids’ zone - large jump house and a craft station - for children to enjoy while the adults donate.

Christy Sabaka, Communications Program Manager with the American Red Cross Cleveland Office told me that as of late afternoon Monday, about 30 people had signed up but that there were still available slots.

Blood donors and fans attending Feld Entertainment's Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! will enjoy seeing more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories live on ice, including Tiana from Walt Disney Pictures’ The Princess and the Frog.

Audiences also will experience a winter wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch, a Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party and much more in an unforgettable celebration!

Sabaka says currently the Red Cross has a sufficient amount of blood to meet hospital demands but donations are always needed. “We’re hoping the ticket [Disney On Ice] giveaway will be an incentive for people to donate,” Sabaka said.

The Northern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross serves 19 counties in northeast Ohio and 57 hospitals.

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