Festival blood drive under way
United Blood Services is holding its annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Blood Drive through Wednesday. Donors will receive a free ride bracelet to use at the festival and a special festival blood drive T-shirt, while supplies last.
All donors are also entered into a random drawing for one of five gift bags that will be given away at the conclusion of the drive. Bags are filled with festival goodies including the official festival T-shirt and a ride bracelet.
During the drive, United Blood Services will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.
Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. Age requirements are 16 years old with parent’s consent or 17 years old or older with a picture ID.
United Blood Services is located at 1234 David Drive, suite 102, in Morgan City. Appointments can be made by calling 985-384-5671 or by visiting the website at www.bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are also welcomed.