Blood drive offers ice cream to donors this week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Blood drive offers ice cream to donors this week


United Blood Services is offering a way for you to beat the heat and help save lives this summer.

They've partnered with Gandy's Ice Cream for their "KOOL Deal" blood drive, and all this week, anyone who comes out to donate will get a pint of ice cream.

Les Long with United Blood Services says the summer is a particularly challenging time for them because many people leave for vacation and don't usually take the time to donate.

"The hospitals continue to use 110 - 140 units of blood every day," Long said. "They don't take vacation at the hospital. So more people may have procedures and things done during the summer when they can take some vacation time."

United Blood Services is located on 48th and University.

Center hours:

  • Monday - 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Noon - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - Noon - 7 p.m.
  • Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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