United Blood Services marks 60 years with drive at mall

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United Blood Services is marking 60 years of service in the Concho Valley with a community blood drive Friday and Saturday in Sunset Mall’s community room, 4001 Sunset Drive. Times for donations are from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Donors will receive a gift card from Icon Cinema for movie admission and a free large popcorn. The first 50 donors will also receive a volunteer blood donor T-shirt. Donors can obtain a donation coupon from UBIE, the blood drop mascot, on Saturday and redeem the coupon for 600 Hero points. Hero points can be accumulated and redeemed for prizes.

Donors must be at least 16, weigh at least 100 lbs and be in good health. Donors between 16 and 22 are required to meet additional height and weight requirements. Sixteen year olds must provide a minor donor permit form signed by a parent or guardian. Forms can be found at unitedbloodservices.org.

Drinks and snacks will be provided to donors. Appointments are encouraged. Use sponsor code: january, for this event.

For more information, call 877-827-4376.