Online Service Makes Donating Blood Easier
EL PASO —
United Blood Services announced they've made donating blood easier by providing a new online health history questionnaire. United Blood Services donors can reduce the length of interviews on-site at a center or mobile drive to only essential follow-up questions. Donors can visit the United Blood Services website at www.UnitedBloodServices.org , access the interview and print out a barcoded Fast Track Donation Ticket that they must bring with them to their appointment.
"As we know, hospitals don't close for the holidays," said Sergio Carrasco at United Blood Services. The blood you donate now can save someone's life. Could there be a better gift to give?" Carrasco adds, "Donating in November is a great way to start the holiday season and with the new online health history questionnaire, you can save lives and get back to eating those Thanksgiving leftovers in no time!"
People who are 16 <or 17> and older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health are eligible to donate blood. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 <or 17> must have a signed permission from a parent or guardian.