TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Because of the recent cold weather and the flu, there's a blood shortage in North Mississippi -- and authorities says they need your help!
It was a bit of a double-whammy. The cold and the flu kept people home -- and closed schools and business where blood drives were scheduled. All of that led to a shortage of about a thousand pints of blood.
But all this week, leading up to the Super Bowl, United Blood Services says if you give blood, you'll get free pizza, a tee shirt, and a football drink koozie -- all intended to help UBS catch up on its blood inventory.
For more information, visit the web at www.BloodHero.com.