The 2008 WTOK/United Blood Services Mash Bash blood drive is not far away.
It's one of the largest blood drives of the year for UBS.
During the 2007 Mash Bash, nearly 200 units of blood were donated.
Officials say there's a need this year for blood, and they're hoping hundreds will turn out again to give.
"The blood expires every 42 days and the platelets expire every 5 days," said marketing director Heather Knight. "So we really need donors to come out and support us."
Mash Bash is Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Temple Theatre ballroom.
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