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Date of Issue: October 06, 2005

Blood drive at 3 locations Friday

With cash donations, sports tickets and T-shirts for lucky donors, the Islandwide Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

The bloodmobies will be at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf  Drive N., Bradenton Beach; Publix of Holmes Beach, 3900 E. Bay Drive; and The Islander, 5404 Marina Driver, Holmes Beach.

An anonymous benefactor will give $100 to the Salvation Army for each unit of blood donated. Tickets to the Orlando Magic game against the New Orleans Hornets Oct. 15 will be awarded, and the first 150 donors will get free T-shirts.

A donor must be 17 or older, in good health and have a photo ID. The blood will go to the Manatee County Blod Center, which is providing the bloodmobiles. Details are available at 746-7195.