Holiday Blood Drive Kicks Off

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - The 2010 Holiday Blood Drive is now in full swing at Coffee Memorial Blood Center in Amarillo. The holidays are a critical time for the blood center because supply is often low. Regular donors go out of town and can't come in to give blood.

Couple that with the fact that bad weather leads to more accidents, and you'll see why it's important to donate now. If you'd like to give blood, Coffee Memorial will be open early Wednesday morning at 5:30am and stay open until 5:30pm.

They'll be closed for Thanksgiving, then re-open for regular hours through Christmas. Donors can register to win prizes like free What-a-Burger for a year, $500 gift cards and flat screen TVs.