McKee Foods Corporation will host a blood drive with nonprofit regional blood center, Blood Assurance. The blood drive will take place on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Collegedale Bakery Store at 9515 Apison Pike.
“McKee Foods is proud to partner with Blood Assurance to help increase awareness of the importance of giving blood,” said Mista Gallmon, communications specialist for McKee Foods Corporation. “It's our pleasure to host a community blood drive to increase blood donations and to make giving a donation faster and more convenient through the use of Blood Assurance's bloodmobile. We're so appreciative of the willingness of so many to offer this life-saving gift.”
All donors will be entered into a drawing for an HD8 Kindle Fire tablet with a case, compliments of McKee Foods Corporation; receive a coupon for one free Little Debbie family pack carton of product or one Sunbelt Bakery family pack carton of product; all donors will receive the “Donor Surf Co.” T-shirt; donors 18 years or older will be entered into a Blood Assurance monthly drawing for a $100 Ace Hardware gift card, compliments of August #BAChampion Ace Hardware; and donors 18 years or older will also be entered into a drawing to win the “Pick Your Paradise” vacation getaway for a $1,500 travel voucher ending on Aug. 31.
To be eligible to donate blood, participants must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.
To schedule an appointment to donate, register by visiting www.bloodassurance.com, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE’ to 444999.