Shelton resident William Maloney recently had the experience of a lifetime when he was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to a Boston Red Sox game against the Houston Astros.
Maloney was named the Blood Donor of the Game after having donated blood at an American Red Cross blood drive.
Together with the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the American Red Cross honors lucky donors with the Blood Donor of the Game Program. Fans can enter to win by volunteering to donate blood to help patients in need.
In addition to winning two tickets to a game at Fenway Park, the Blood Donor of the Game is presented with a commemorative souvenir and takes part in a special on-the-field ceremony prior to the start of the game. Maloney was honored at the Aug. 17 ballgame.
How to donate blood
Individuals who are at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years old and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Bring a Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when going to donate.
For additional information regarding donor eligibility, call 800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.
About the Red Cross
The nonprofit American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.