"Mustache you to Donate" Blood Drive at Archusa

United Blood Services invites you to join our fiesta of life by donating blood!  May marks a time of year when blood donations decline drastically.  However, with increased outdoor activities and traveling, the need for blood donations increases; this is why we “mustache” you to donate!

United Blood Services invites you to donate at the Clarke County Standing Together Against Cancer Blood Drive on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Archusa Water Park, 540 County Road 110in Quitman.

Donate between May 1 and May 5 for your chance to receive a Cinco de Mayo T-Shirt and a chance to win 1 pair of tickets to Bayou Country Super Fest! All items are while supplies last, and are on a first come, first serve basis.

As always, all blood types are needed.  However, United Blood Services is always in need of type O negative red cells.  Type O negative blood is the only type that can safely be given to patients of all blood types.  Inquire about donating plasma and platelets.

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.  The questionnaire must be completed on the same day that you donate.

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-UBSHERO (877-827-4376).