By Danielle Church

Harker Heights Herald

The city of Harker Heights will host a community blood drive Monday with the help of the Scott & White Blood Center.

"(The drive) is important to us because we know that there are people in our community who need blood to save their lives or lives of their family members," Harker Heights Director of Human Resources Leona Clay said in an email.

Clay said the city normally schedules four drives a year.

"It gives us great pride to contribute in this way," Clay said.

The blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Harker Heights Municipal Building, 305 Miller's Crossing.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. A picture ID is required for all participants.

According to the Scott & White Blood Center website, eating a meal before donating is strongly encouraged.

Donors receive a free patriotic blood donor T-shirt, a free Uncle Sam hat squeezie and a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entrée from the Great American Grill, located in the Hilton Garden Inn in Temple.

Donors also will have the chance to win a weekend one-night stay with breakfast for two at the Hilton Garden Inn in Temple, valued at $160.

To sign up, call Human Resources at (254) 953-5600. For more information, go to, or call the blood center at (877) 724-4376.

Contact Danielle Church at or (254) 501-7567.

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