Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 30, 2006
Cruises, Inc., one of the world’s largest cruise retailers, has sponsored Oklahoma Blood Institute’s "Cruise On In and Give Blood" summer blood drive in Oklahoma and northern Texas for the third consecutive year.
As part of their sponsorship, Cruises, Inc. has supplied two seven-day Norwegian Cruise Line packages for two--a Western Caribbean cruise package and a Hawaiian cruise package. Northern Texas and Oklahoma blood donors before July 3rd will be entered in a drawing for the Western Caribbean cruise on the ship "Norwegian Sun", and those who donate blood between July 5th and August 3rd will be entered to win a Hawaiian cruise vacation on the "Pride of Aloha".
Ronald O. Gilcher, M.D., FACP, President, CEO and Medical Director of Oklahoma Blood Institute, said, "We are appreciative of Cruises, Inc. for their partnership in implementing this generous promotion for our donors. Blood usage is up and blood donations are down. We are especially appreciative of each and every blood donor for making the commitment to help our communities stay prepared for unexpected blood needs this summer."
In addition to being entered in a drawing for a Western Caribbean or Hawaiian Cruise, every north Texas and Oklahoma blood donor will receive:
- a "Cruise On In and Give Blood" t-shirt
- "buy one get one free" tickets to White Water Park in Oklahoma City
- a free health check
"It is a real pleasure when we are able to help non-profits such as the March of Dimes, the American Lung Association and the Oklahoma Blood Institute with their fundraising and incentives," said Dave Proudfit, President of MilestoneCruises.com, part of Cruises, Inc. "It is fantastic being able to help organizations like OBI, who are actually helping to save lives."
Potential blood donors in Oklahoma and North Texas must donate blood at an Oklahoma Blood Institute location or arrange for one of the OBI Bloodmobiles to visit their company or group by July 3rd to be eligible for the Western Caribbean cruise prize drawing, or by August 3rd for the Hawaiian cruise giveaway. More information on the "Cruise On In and Give Blood" summer blood drive is available at http://www.obicruises.org.
People outside the Oklahoma/North Texas area can contact Cruises, Inc. at http://www.MilestoneCruises.com to arrange for their local blood supply organization to utilize the cruise incentive program to help with their blood drive efforts.
Any non-profit organization can contact Cruises, Inc. for help with their fundraising efforts at http://www.fundraisingcruises.org.
To learn more about getting a vacation cruise package without entering a prize drawing, visit Cruises, Inc. online at http://www.MilestoneCruises.com to sign up for the eSavers weekly email newsletter, containing discounts and promotions on vacation cruise packages up to 70% off brochure rates. eSavers recipients also get cruise news and information on theme cruises, such as golf cruises, culinary cruises, and honeymoon cruise packages.
About Cruises, Inc.
For over 24 years, Cruises, Inc. has worked with major cruise lines and many small specialized cruise lines to provide the attention to detail and expert advice customers require when seeking the perfect vacation cruise package. Cruises, Inc. specializes in fundraisers, incentive packages, group cruises, accredited Continuing Education at Sea seminars for professionals (including CME classes for medical personnel), Luxury World Cruises, and culinary cruises. In addition to the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s summer blood drives, Cruises, Inc. has sponsored non-profit events for March of Dimes, the American Lung Association, and others. MilestoneCruises.com is a subsidiary of Cruises, Inc.
About Oklahoma Blood Institute
Oklahoma Blood Institute is a non-profit regional blood center providing blood to more than 115 hospitals in Oklahoma and North Central Texas. OBI encourages all blood donors to visit http://www.obi.org and join its Members for Life appreciation program to begin earning points for valuable online merchandise.