Calling for blood donations going into Mardi Gras celebrations
Donate blood February 15-28 and you will receive a Mardi Gras themed blood donor T-shirt, while supplies last!
Carnival season is among us and the excitement of Mardi Gras has begun. United Blood Services is asking blood donors to give the gift of life which will help secure a stable blood supply going into the Mardi Gras celebrations. Donations from all blood types are needed especially double red cell donations from O-negative type donors and platelet donations from A type and AB type donors.
Those who wish to donate may call 877-UBS-HERO (877-827-4376) or visit www.bloodhero.com to make an appointment to give.
Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Fast Track Health History the day they donate. It’s at www.UnitedBloodServ...
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 and 17 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. Donors receive a free cholesterol test. Donors also earn points in our “He...