Posted: Sep 23, 2013 8:22 AM
Opelousas, LA - United Blood Services is asking local residents to be "every day saints" by donating blood at Opelousas Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm.
"Donating blood is an easy thing that most of us can do to help save lives," said Christina Duhon, Senior Donor Recruitment Representative. "In that respect, our donors become ‘every day saints', thus we've made that the slogan on the new t-shirt. We also think the new shirt will be perfect for football season."
All donors will receive this new black and gold football shirt as seen below and will be entered to win the following:
1 of 5 $50 gift cards to Academy Sports & Outdoors
1 0f 4 $25 gift cards to Kartchner's Grocery & Specialty Meats
. All blood types are needed but United Blood Services is currently struggling to maintain an adequate supply of O blood type for our area hospital patients. Because of this, United Blood Services will give an additional 400 points in their online reward store to O blood donors who give double red cells. All O negative donors will receive an additional 600 points on-line just for donating.
Donors can now complete part of the interview in the convenience of their own home or office by doing their interview online the day of their drive. To do this, donors should go to www.unitedbloodsystems.org and click on the "Health History Questionnaire" then bring a hard