Incentives Offered to Blood Donors

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

United Blood Services Tuesday kicked off a year-long promotional campaign in Meridian.

The national "Find the Hero in You" campaign is aimed at getting people to donate blood at least three times a year. Donors are being offered a number of incentives.

"With each blood donation, they earn reward points and those reward points are redeemable for experience rewards. So for instance, instead of getting a knick knack like a coffee cup or something with 'United Blood Services' logo, they can redeem those points for movie tickets, music and DVDs and music points like I-tunes and whatever," said marketing director Heather Knight.

Knight says response was so good Tuesday that some donors were not able to be served.

Donors may still register to win a 32-inch flat screen TV and a $100 gift certificate to Wal-Mart.

United Blood Services at 1115 25th Avenue is open various hours Monday through Saturday. No appointment is necessary.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Have you ever donated blood?


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  • by William Location: Meridian on Jan 30, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    I went in Wednesday afternoon and they were understaffed. With ten people waiting to donate they only took four back for screening in an hours time. If they want an adequate blood supply they need to be adequately staffed. Most people won't wait two hours to donate blood.
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