1,105 Pints of Blood Needed Before Memorial Day

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Domino’s Pizza Teams Up With Blood Center To Give Pizzas To Blood Donors

Central Coast – Memorial Day is fast approaching and the need for blood is expected to rise. Starting this week, United Blood Services is asking blood donors along the Central Coast of California to give 1,105 pints before May 30th in order to prepare for the anticipated need.
The blood needs of our community are so great that the Blood Center has teamed up with Domino’s Pizza to give away coupons for FREE Medium One-Topping PIZZAS to every Central Coast donor from now until the end of the month. “We are thrilled that Domino’s Pizza is helping us recognize the many heroes in our community who will be saving countless lives, ” notes Sergio Coppa, spokesperson for the Blood Center. “There is no greater gift than saving a friend or neighbor with your life’s blood.”
Holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, are traditionally a hazardous time of year causing an unusually high need for blood. With increased travel and the beginning of many vacations it is difficult to maintain supplies in the face of increasing summer usage, and decreased donations. It is vital that the blood supply remain strong following the holiday, as there is no substitute.
Donations may be made at United Blood Services Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo Centers, as well as a number of community blood drives happening throughout the region. Donors are asked to make an appointment by contacting United Blood Services at 877.827.4376; or online at www.Blood4Life.org<http://www.Blood4Life.org>. Just click on “Donate Blood” and type in your zip code to find a list of drives nearby. Appointments are appreciated, but not necessary. Walk-ins are also welcome, and will be honored.
United Blood Services vitally needs 1,105 donors before Memorial Day who will save a life and walk away with FREE Domino’s pizza as a special thank you.
United Blood Services is the Central & Southern California Region non-profit community blood provider and serves patients throughout the area. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB.

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