FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to honor lucky presenting donors with an incredible experience - the chance to become the Blood Donor of the Game! Red Sox fans are invited to enter to win simply by stepping up to the plate and donating blood to help patients in need.

All presenting donors at American Red Cross blood drives or donation centers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the opportunity to enter for the chance to become Blood Donor of the Game from now through the end of the 2018 Boston Red Sox regular baseball season. In addition to winning two tickets to a game at historic Fenway Park, the Blood Donor of the Game will be presented with a commemorative souvenir and will have the chance to take part in a special on-field experience prior to the start of the game.

The Blood Donor of the Game program is a unique way for the Red Cross to thank volunteer blood donors during the spring and the upcoming summer months, often a challenging time for the Red Cross to collect blood donations.

In addition to game tickets and the chance for a special on-field honor, winners will also be presented with a commemorative souvenir.

The Blood Donor of the Game program runs through the 2018 regular baseball season. Donors who wish to participate must enter by Sept. 18.

For additional information about the program and information regarding donor eligibility, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Upcoming blood drives

May 15

VNA of Southeastern Connecticut, 403 N. Frontage Rd. in Waterford, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 16

Dealertrack, 115 Poheganut Dr. in Groton, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 17

Norwich Regional Tech, 7 Mahan Dr. in Norwich, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Groton City Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St. Ext. in Groton, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

May 18

Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Rd. in Groton, from 1 to 6 p.m.

May 22

Hugo A. Simonelli VFW Post 3263, 60 Stonington Rd. in Mystic, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Funktion Fitness, 210 Main St. in Old Saybrook, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 24

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m.

May 25

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave. in New London, from noon to 5 p.m.

Foxwoods Resort and Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. in Mashantucket, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

May 29

Marine Science Magnet High School, 130 Shennecossett Rd. In Groton, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 31

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m.

June 1

Waterford Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Rd. In Waterford, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m.

June 2

Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Dr. in Norwich, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 5

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Inn, 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd. ion New London, from 1 to 6 p.m.

June 7

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m.

June 8

Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson, 951 Bank St. in New London, from 1 to 6 p.m.

June 12

Cardinal Honda, 531 Route 12 in Groton, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 284 Stoddard Wharf Dr. in Gales Ferry, from 1 to 6 p.m.