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United Blood Services holding Mardi Gras themed blood donation event

Source: James deGraauw/WAFB Source: James deGraauw/WAFB

The United Blood Services are looking to encourage blood donations by hosting a Mardi Gras themed event.

On Lundi Gras, Monday, February 5, those who go to the United Blood Services Donor Center at 8234 One Calais Drive in Baton Rouge and donate blood will receive a T-shirt, Mardi Gras beads, and a king cake.

United Blood Service officials say there has been a decline in blood donations due to the Zika virus waiting period, as well as cold and flu seasons.

You can schedule an appointment by going online at www.BloodHero.com, or by calling 877-UBS-HERO.

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