Mardi Gras blood drive under way
United Blood Services, the community’s blood provider, is asking area donors to stop in to donate blood this week during it “Heroes Wear Masks” promotion.
Donors will receive a “Heroes Wear Masks” Mardi Gras T-shirt just in time for all of the festivities. The United Blood Services donor center is located at 1234 David Drive and is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
To schedule an appointment to donate or to find out more about becoming a blood donor call 1-877-827-4376 or visit www.bloodhero.com.
Donors can also go to www.unitedbloodservices.org the day of their donation and click on the “Health History Questionnaire” button to save time as well as lives. This allows donors to complete the interview portion of their donation on-line.
Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. Donors receive a free cholesterol test. Photo identification is required to donate.