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UBS needs donations to cover any possible demand this Memorial holiday weekend

By Karin McCay – email

Edited By Jon Bush – email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Millions of people have travel plans for the Memorial Day weekend plans that never include an emergency and the need for blood, but that's why United Blood Services is asking us to plan ahead, just in case and donate blood in advance of this busy holiday. 

"What we want people to do is go to and they will accumulate points every time they donate or every time they make an appointment and then those points are redeemable for things like movie passes, gift cards, or CD's or DVD's," said Les Long, with United Blood Services.  "One of the items that you can get now is a pint of Baskin Robins ice cream."

You must be at least 16-years-old and in good health to donate blood. United Blood Services is open Saturday from 9 to 2 p.m. and will be closed Monday May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.   Walk-ins are welcome or you can also make an appointment by calling (806) 797-6804, or you can make an appointment through their website at

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