United Blood Services hosts an “Egg-stra” Special Blood Drive

MORGAN CITY, LA— United Blood Services wants you to give the gift of new life for Easter! All blood types are needed, so grab your ‘peeps’ and head to United Blood Services! Resurrect your spirit of giving and spring into action by donating blood!

Donate March 29 or 30 at the donor center located at 1234 David Drive in Morgan City. Donors will receive a $25 Amazon gift card through the online rewards store, a coupon for a free Route 44 drink from Sonic, a coupon for 50% off any drink at CC’s Coffee House and an Easter-themed T-shirt! All items are while supplies last.

Schedule your appointment to donate today at www.BloodHero.com, or call 877-827-4376.

Morgan City Donor Center, 1234 David Drive, Suite 102, hours of operation for this promotion are as follows:

Thursday, March 29: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 30: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

As always, all blood types are needed in order to prevent any blood type shortages from occurring. However, there is always an increased need for type O-negative blood as it is the only type that can safely be given to patients of all blood types. There is also a need for platelet donations from type A donors and platelet and plasma donations from type AB donors.

Donors can also visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org the day of their donation and click on the “Health History Questionnaire”. This allows donors to complete the interview portion of their donation on-line, in the privacy of their home or office. Make sure to print your “Fast track donation ticket” and bring it with you to your donation.

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 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).