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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Rolling up their sleeves and donating blood could put some extra cash in people's pockets.

The American Red Cross is part of a national program that will give blood donors a chance to win some money.

There are several locations around Tucson where people can donate blood and one such location is at Kolb Rd. and Broadway Blvd. The center opened this morning at 6:45 a.m.

Here is how the contest works – those who donate between now and September 9, are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1000 American Express gift card. 

However, not everyone is able to donate blood.

There are a few requirements – first a person must be 17 years or older (those who are 16 may donate, but must first have parental permission); they must also weigh at least 110 pound and be in general good health.  There are a few extra requirements for high school students and other donors 18 years or younger. 

All blood types are needed. 

Donors should remember to bring a blood donor card (if they have one) or a drivers license or two other forms of identification with them to the donation center.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or go online to www.redcrossblood.org/summer to schedule an appointment to donate.

Those who donate between August 31 and September 2 will also receive a free Red Cross t-shirt.

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