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.

April 9

Connecticut College Crozier Hall, 270 Mohegan Ave. in New London, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

April 11

UCONN Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Rd. in Groton, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

April 17

Cardinal Honda, 531 Route 12 in Groton, from 11:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1830 Route 12 and Clark Lane in Gales Ferry, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Montville Youth Services Bureau, 836 Old Colchester Rd. in Montville, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 19

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

April 20

Mystic Hilton, 20Coogan Blvd. in Mystic, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave. in Niantic, from 12:45 to 6 p.m.

April 24

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

April 27

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

Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 752 Norwich-Salem Turnpike in Oakdale, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 2

Greentree Manor, 4 Greentree Dr. in Waterford, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, 24 Society Rd. in Niantic, from 12:45 to 6 p.m.

May 4

Hoxie Firehouse, 34 Broadway Ave. in Mystic, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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