UBS looking for blood donors

September 4th through the 10th is National Blood Donation week and the Rapid City United Blood Services is encouraging new donors to come in and check it out.
Summers are a particularly challenging time for blood banks across the nation with the kids out of school and donors taking vacations.
Governor Daugaard has declared September 10th as South Dakota's Blood Donation day and folks at United Blood services are hoping to fill up their supply.
"We are celebrating all week and encouraging new donors to come in and our routine donors to come in and just help spread awareness that blood donations are needed every day."
Donations made locally stay local and one lucky woman says the donations of many here in Rapid City saved her life.
She is now a frequent donor herself and uses this experience to motivate others.
"I was bleeding out on the side of the road and this incredible man came running and tied his shirt around my leg to stop the bleeding and I was transported to Regional where I received a lot of blood from United Blood Services."
You can stop by United Blood Services anytime during their business hours to donate or make an appointment by calling the center.