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Jun 17, 2010 12:47 PM by Melissa Canone

The Vampires are Out and About

BROUSSARD, LA- Attention all Twilighters....An Eclipse will rise on Thursday, June 17th at Walmart in Broussard and United Blood Services will be joining in on the vampirisms by collecting life saving blood donations from 3:30pm-6:30pm. All donors will receive a Limited Edition Black "Eclipse" Blood Donor t-shirt. If you can't donate on June 17th, United Blood Services will be at the Walmart on Pinhook on Wednesday, June 23rd from 3:00pm-7:00pm hosting another Eclipse Blood Drive.

"More than 5,000 pints of blood are needed each month to meet the needs of over 60 medical facilities, here in south Louisiana. As your community blood provider, it is crucial to maintain an adequate blood supply for local patients this summer," says Amanda Landers, Director of Donor Recruitment, United Blood Services.

Apart from the very rewarding aspect of donating blood, an individual receives the
benefit of a free mini-physical, in which UBS checks your blood pressure, temperature, pulse and red blood count or iron level. Generally, most healthy people who are over 16 and weigh at least 110 pounds may donate. There are quite a few people who do not realize they are qualified to donate. People who are taking vitamins, hormones, birth control pills, diet pills, high blood pressure medications or antibiotics for acne CAN donate blood.

Don't forget to donate blood on the opening weekend of the Twilight Saga's Eclipse and receive your exclusive Eclipse t-shirt. This is a one time only, limited edition t-shirt, so make sure to get yours before they're gone. Twilighters, it all begins with a choice. Give someone a chance at life. Donate Blood. Make your Appointment online at www.bloodhero.com and enter sponsor code: wmb to donate at the Walmart in Broussard or sponsor code: wmpinhook to donate blood at the Walmart on Pinhook.

For more information, call (337) 235-LIFE or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org .

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