Lafayette, LA – Hop on over to United Blood Services on Friday, April 3rd, between 7am and 2pm and join the spring time fun! Donors will receive 500 Bonus Points in our online rewards store and will be entered to win a springtime custom gift basket! Points in our online rewards store can be redeemed for t-shirts, movie tickets, $15 pizza or shopping cards and more! United Blood Services is located at 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette.

But that’s not all! Make sure to bring the kids! The annual Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10am sharp! Kids can “hunt” for 1200 candy-filled eggs generously donated by the St. Jules Knights of Columbus. There will be 2 golden eggs containing a $25 gift card to Toys-R-Us! Bring your camera to get an “eggclusive” picture, with the Easter Bunny!

United Blood Services encourages you to sign-up for an appointment online @ www.bloodhero.com for great benefits: great rewards program and information about your past blood donations. Donors who sign up online and keep their appointment will receive an additional 100 points in our “Hero in Me” online rewards store! For information about qualifying to donate blood, call 877-UBS-HERO (877-827-4376).

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. A photo ID is required to donate. For more information, call 877-UBSHERO (877-827-4376).

United Blood Services has been this area’s nonprofit community blood provider since 1953, and serves patients in 50 hospitals in South Louisiana. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).