There’s a long list of reasons to donate blood. First and foremost, the American Red Cross has issued the call that there is currently an urgent need for blood and if shortages continue, patient care may be delayed. So the words ‘Give Blood, Save a Life’ may carry more weight at the upcoming Red Cross Halloween Blood Drives presented by Evans Family Media. The first event is this Saturday, October 12th, from 10 to 2 at the UBTech Vernal campus. Saving a life is always a worthy reason to donate but other great reasons to donate this Saturday are that all presenting donors will receive 1 free ticket to the Hotel Vernal Haunt and will have a chance to win 1 of 5 $500 dollar gift cards that will be awarded. Make your appointment at redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: GIFT OF LIFE.