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Monster truck vouchers for blood donations

Monster truck vouchers for blood donations

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- The Red Cross says they're in a bind right now with low donations.

The holidays usually see a decline but the last month on top of that has been worse, thanks to bad weather cancelling drives and viruses and ice keeping donors at home.

Thursday Mohegan Sun Arena hoped to boost that turnout with a special deal.

People who come to donate blood get a free pass to the Monster Truck Jam this weekend.

The Red Cross hopes this will encourage people to come out so they can meet their collection needs.

"So when we don't have that blood, it keeps compounding and making it harder and harder to get that blood. So we're sending that blood out to hospitals faster than it's being donated. What we're trying to do is educate the public on coming out and giving blood if you're able," said Alana Mauger, Communications Manager with American Red Cross Blood Services.

The monster jam will be happening all weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

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