Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally one of the three worst weekends for blood usage due to the amount of travel and activities. On top of that, the holiday kicks off what the blood bank calls “unofficial blood shortage season.”
To help stock the blood supply in anticipation for the weekend, the Community Blood Bank is entering all donors this week in a raffle for 18 holes of golf for four people (with a cart) at the Lake Shore Country Club. One donor will win brunch for four at the Grill Room.
“Summer is here and everyone wants to get out on the links,” said Dan Desrochers, director of marketing at the blood bank, in a news release. “And Lake Shore Country Club’s generosity will help get them there.”
To donate blood and win a golf gam, visit the Community Blood Bank, located at 2646 Peach Street in Erie. The blood bank is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The blood bank asks that donors bring photo identification.
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