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Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor—a person like you who makes the choice to donate. Your single donation could potentially save three lives.

From hip replacement patients, to premature babies, to people injured in car-accidents, much of today’s medical care depends on a steady supply of blood from healthy donors.

The museum is hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross and the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, August 11, from 1:00–7:00 p.m. Park for free, donate blood, and then take advantage of our free admission by visiting the new galleries.

Dim and Den Sum will also be at the museum from 1:00–4:00 p.m., and the first 100 people to donate blood will receive a voucher for a free boxed lunch! Why not make an evening of it—Wade Oval Wednesdays kicks off at 6:00 p.m.

All who donate will receive:

  • FREE parking at the museum
  • A special sketch pad and pencil courtesy of Cleveland Clinic
  • A discount at Dim and Den Sum from 1:00–4:00 p.m. (The first 100 people to donate blood will receive a voucher for a free boxed lunch courtesy of Cleveland Clinic!)
  • Entry into a grand-prize drawing for two round-trip airline tickets, PLUS the chance to win a 2010 Nissan Versa 1.8 Sedan or one of four $500 gas cards, courtesy of Mentor Nissan by Sunnyside. Further information here.

> Advance registration is appreciated. To register, visit or dial 1-800-REDCROSS and use sponsor code clevelandart.