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United Blood Services December Pay It Forward blood drive

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The United Blood Services will hold it's Pay it Forward Blood Drive at their offices located at 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette for the remainder of the month. The office will be open daily from 8 am until 5 pm.

The blood drive is being coordinated to make sure that the blood supply remains strong into the new year. Many people spend the holidays in the hospital for various reasons and blood, platelets, and plasma are always needed. All blood types are needed for donation, but donations from those O negative blood type is in high demand.  

Donors have the opportunity to win a $500 Amazon gift card every day until December 31st when they donate. Each donor will receive a long-sleeve Pay it Forward t-shirt.

Donors can go to www.bloodhero.com or call 877-827-4376 to schedule their appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Organizers ask that donors fill out their Fast Track Health History form the day they donate bringing it with them upon donating.

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 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

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