United Blood Services continues critical public appeal for all blood and platelet donors

United Blood Services has continued its critical public appeal for blood and platelet donors. UBS says the nation’s blood supply is facing significantly low inventory levels.

To help with numbers in the Concho Valley, drives will be held Friday and Saturday at next to Marshall’s Department Store at Sunset Mall , 4001 Sunset Drive. Friday’s drive will be from 2:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Donors will receive an ICON Cinema gift card that includes free admission plus a large popcorn; a $15 Red Lobster gift card; Hero in Me points; and a free cholesterol check.

Appointments are strongly encouraged by going to bloodhero.com (use sponsor code: January).