Free Falcons tix at downtown blood drive

Participants in an upcoming blood drive will receive free tickets to the Atlanta Falcons' preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Falcons and the American Red Cross will team up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday for their "Rise Up & Give Blood" event. The blood drive will be held at the Georgia Dome. Free parking will be available in the stadium's silver and orange lots.

All presenting donors will receive two complimentary tickets to the Falcons' Aug. 16 preseason game and also be entered to win a replica jersey autographed by a player.

"The Atlanta Falcons pride themselves on putting an exciting team on the field and in the community," said Kendyl Moss, the Falcons director of community relations. "Partnering with the American Red Cross on this annual blood drive provides a unique experience for the donor, and is a great way to kick off our football season."