Donate Blood This Summer and You Could Win Your Dream Vacation

May 29, 2015

 

Hattiesburg, MS - Come to donate blood this June, July or August with United Blood Services and you are entered to win a dream vacation to the destination of your choice!  For one lucky winner, United Blood Services will cover the transit and lodging cost up to $6000, to the destination of the winner’s choice.  Where would you go?  Paris, Disney World, Destin, Hawaii?  So while you’re enjoying the summer, donate blood and you may be on a lifesaving journey toward your dream vacation.  All donors also receive a “Give Life” T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

One winner will be chosen.  Travel and lodging covered up to $6,000. No cash value/non-transferable. Winner must be 21 years old or older.  Visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org/NT  for a full list of rules and restrictions. For updates throughout the summer, follow us on Facebook at United Blood Services- Mississippi/Alabama. 

 

Don’t qualify for the dream vacation because you aren’t 21 years old?  No worries!  We have a special incentive for you!  All 16-20 year olds who donate blood this June, June or August are entered to win an Apple Watch!  You will also receive a “Give Life” T-shirt, while supplies last.

4600 Hardy Street Hattiesburg, MS 39402.

 

 “The summer time is especially difficult to ensure adequate blood supplies due to heat, traveling, schools being out of session and an increase in blood usage”, said Mitzi Breaux, Marketing and Communications Manager for United Blood Services.  “We have developed an exciting Dream Vacation package to serve as a reminder to donate blood this summer and to thank you for your generosity.  We can’t wait to find out who wins!” As always, all blood types are needed in order to prevent any blood type shortages from occurring.  Donors with negative blood types are asked to inquire with a United Blood Services staff member regarding qualifications to donate Double Red Cells. 

 

Donors can donate at the 805 South 28th Avenue in Hattiesburg.  The center hours are:

 

Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-2:00pm

 

 

 

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 online, 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.  The 16 year old donor permit form can be located at www.unitedbloodservices.org.  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).

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