TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Dozens of people donated blood Monday morning in order to obtain a turkey or ham for Thanksgiving.
With donations for blood and platelets decreasing during the holiday season, the United Blood Services (UBS) is offering the special incentive leading up to the big day.
The first 50 donors, each day, to successfully donate blood will receive a voucher from Todd’s Big Star to use, valued up to $15. Donors will also receive a T-shirt, while supplies last.
“Of course we encourage any donors to come after that,” said Jared Luent. “We will always need blood. You never know when you may need a donation as well.”
This incentive continues Tuesday and Wednesday at the UBS location at 4326 South Eason Boulevard in Tupelo.
The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday.