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United Blood Services to hold Mardi Gras Celebration Drive

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United Blood Services will hold a Mardi Gras Celebration Drive on Friday, February 9 at the UBS office located at 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette. The organization is encouraging donors to get into the Mardi Gras spirit by stopping in a donating to join the "Krewe of Life."

The blood drive will be held on Friday, February 9 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  UBS says that all donors will receive a Mardi Gras donor t-shirt, slice of king cake from Southside Bakery, commemorative heart-shaped Mardi Gras bead, and a $25 Papa John's Pizza gift card.

Those interested can schedule an appointment at www.bloodhero.com or by calling 337-235-5433. UBS says that all blood types are needed.

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From United Blood Services:

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 "Hero in Me" online rewards store.  Points can be redeemed for movie tickets, pizza, shopping cards and more at www.BloodHero.com.  A photo ID is required to donate. For more information, call 877-UBS HERO (877-827-4376).

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