December 17, 2014

The American Red Cross and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will offer blood donors the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming TSO concert for free on January 2, 2015. Those who come to give blood on Monday, December 22 at Stambaugh Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. can enter to win one of 50 pair of tickets to the local TSO concert. The auditorium is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue in Youngstown.

“Even during the holiday season, blood is needed at hospitals for patient care,” said Christy Sabaka, External Communications Manager from the Red Cross. “Those who come to give at this blood drive will get a special gift just for coming to give the perfect gift to a patient in need of a blood transfusion.”

Give the perfect gift with the Red Cross this holiday season and enjoy Trans-Siberian Orchestra. To schedule a donation appointment, simply download the blood donor app, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

TSO will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time ever this Winter Tour 2014; for tour details visit

Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.