“Join the Moovement” and donate blood at a Chick-Fil-A near you

“Join the Moovement” and donate blood at a Chick-Fil-A near you
United Blood Services/Chick-Fil-A
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:36pm

United Blood Services is partnering with Chick-Fil-As across the Valley for the annual “Don’t Chicken Out, Donate Blood!” blood drive. The nonprofit organization continues its partnership with the franchise, hoping to top last year’s total of 474 units of blood collected.

“Each year, our aim is to save as many lives as we can,” said Frank Esparza, United Blood Services Center Director. “This partnership is one that we depend on to help ensure an ample blood supply during a time when we need it the most.”

Because United Blood Services depends on Valley high schools throughout the school year to help with the Valley blood supply, the summer months can be challenging time for the local blood bank. The nonprofit organization services 18 hospitals and relies on community businesses to make up for the short supply of blood.

This year, all donors will receive a free Chick-Fil-A T-shirt, a Chick-Fil-A coupon, a free cholesterol test. Residents are invited to donate blood at the following Chick-Fil-A locations:

12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jun 6th & June 7th
Chick-Fil-A Sunrise Mall
2370 N. Expressway
Brownsville, Tx 78521

3385 Boca Chica Blvd.
Brownsville, Tx

Chick-Fil-A Morrison Road
4325 N Expressway 77
Brownsville, TX 78520

12 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 20th & June 21st
1300 E. Jackson Ave
McAllen, TX 78504

7340 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

2501 East US Expressway 83
Mission, TX 78572

12 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 27th & June 28th
1021 Dixieland Rd.
Harlingen, TX 78552

Make your appointment to give blood at www.UnitedBloodServices.org. With each donation, donors earn points in United Blood Services’ Hero in Me reward program.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org.

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