Donate blood, get a free whopper, enter to win $250 in gas

Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Burger King has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help save lives and give one lucky blood donor a break at the gas pump. 

Participate in donating blood or platelets between May 24 and May 31 at the Columbus Donor Center and receive a coupon for a free WHOPPER® value meal and the chance to win a $250 gas card.

Presenting blood and platelet donors can also enter to win a cruise for two through the "Cruise Into Summer" promotion.

Columbus Donor Center
7490 Veterans Parkway
Columbus, GA  31909
Monday through Thursday -- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday -- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, May 31-- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region needs 1,200 people to donate blood each weekday to adequately supply more than 120 hospitals throughout the region. 

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit

Source: American Red Cross