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Give blood, win chance for Bengals tickets

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Give blood, win a chance to see an NFL playoff game.

Hoxworth Blood Center said Tuesday that it is giving all blood donors a chance to see the Bengals take on the Chargers this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in an AFC Wild Card Game.

All donors who give blood at any Hoxworth blood drive or donor center today and Thursday will be automatically registered to win a pair of tickets for the game.

Walk-in donors are welcome. However, appointments are highly encouraged. Donors should call 513-451-0910 or visit  

The Bengals said Tuesday that around 10,000 tickets remain for the game.

Tickets can be purchased at Paul Brown Stadium, online at or by calling toll free at 1-866-621-8383. The stadium ticket office is opened until 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. More ticket information can be found here.

Blackout rules still apply for the playoffs. The deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday.

Yesterday, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley encouraged fans to buy tickets. The mayor said he bought a pair himself. Cranley also announced he's made a friendly wager with San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria.

If the Bengals beat the Chargers on Sunday, Gloria will wear a Bengals jersey to his weekly press conferences. He will also send San Diego brewed craft beers to Cincinnati.

If the Chargers win, Cranley will send a Cincinnati-style care package to San Diego. The care package will include Cincinnati delicacies such as Montgomery Inn ribs, Graeter's Ice Cream and Gold Star Chili.

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