Indianapolis residents can give back this holiday season and donate life-saving blood at the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s “Scrooge Gives Back” drive that benefits the Indiana Blood Center, part of Versiti.

The event starts at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Indiana Repertory Theatre, located at 140 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis. Until 6:30 p.m., those who donate will receive a ticket to select IRT’s “A Christmas Carol” performances and a 25 percent discount on the purchase of up to four tickets. The production, an Indianapolis family tradition that celebrates the power of human kindness and love, runs Nov. 17-Dec. 26.

Supporters of Indiana Blood Center who cannot donate blood at this time can receive their complimentary ticket and discount by bringing much-needed items ( to IndyHumane or the Salvation Army.

Appointments are required to donate blood at Scrooge Gives Back and can be made by calling 317-916-5150 or online.

Anyone 16 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to give. The donation process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

More than 90,000 Indiana residents each year give life-saving blood through the Indiana Blood Center, a non-profit organization founded in 1952 that operates blood centers in Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Greenwood, Lafayette and Terre Haute and a community blood drives throughout the state. Part of Versiti, Indiana Blood Center typically collects more than 130,000 units of blood annually and supplies blood to more than 60 Indiana hospitals and beyond. For more, visit

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Founded in 1952, Indiana Blood Center, part of Versiti, is a non-profit organization and vital community resource dedicated to providing a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood components and biological services first to people of our own communities, then wherever needed. The center has 350 associates and more than 90,000 Hoosier blood donors. For more, visit


The IRT produces top-quality, professional theatre that engages, surprises, challenges and entertains people throughout their lifetimes, helping to build a vital and vibrant community. For more, visit


Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, the Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals through our behavior programs, and outreach through our community and shelter programs. For more, visit


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. For more, visit