The Coastal Bend Blood Center (CBBC) invites you to its 5th annual “Find The Hero In You” blood drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at Walmart in Rockport (2401 SH 35 N.).

The CBBC must collect more than 150 donations daily to supply the needed blood products to 20 medical facilities within the 10 Coastal Bend area counties it serves. Local patients are counting on lifesaving donations and this blood drive is vital to make sure the CBBC’s shelves are restocked from traumas, which occur during the holiday period.

Individuals who donate blood Jan. 3 will be entered to win an Oculus, Air pods, Yeti Cooler, 43” Flat Screen TV, $250 Cavender’s Gift Card, Roomba, SeaWorld Tickets, $100 Valero Gas Card, and much more.

On top of all the fun prizes, blood donors will receive a “Find The Hero In You” T-shirt and an Outback Steakhouse coupon.

The CBBC encourages donors to schedule appointments, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors can text the word “APPOINT” to 999-777, call the Blood Center at (361) 855-4943, or visit its website at to schedule a lifesaving appointment.

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