Brownwood United Supermarkets holds blood drive as Type O-positive & Type O-negative supply reaches critical low

BROWNWOOD, Texas — Ever since the devastating winter storms that froze Texas to a standstill, blood supplies have been at drastically low levels across the state. To help combat these shortages, the United Supermarkets in Brownwood will be hosting a Vitalant blood drive on Saturday, June 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

While all blood types are needed, Type O-positive and Type O-negative in particular are reaching critical lows and there is an urgent need for individuals with these blood types to donate.

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary for people wanting to donate. Use this link to create an appointment or call 877-258-4825 and use code: United.

Guests who have received the vaccine for COVID-19 are immediately eligible to donate blood, platelets or plasma if they meet all other eligibility criteria, according to Vitalant.

As a thank you for making a donation, guests will receive coupons for Chick-fil-A as well as other fast-food chains.

Media Contacts:

Nancy Sharp                                                                                  Joey Marcades

Corporate Engagement Director                                                  Communications Coordinator

O: 806.791.7463                                                                              O: 806.791.8196

C: 806.786.1363                                                                               C: 806.281.8078

nsharp@unitedtexas.com                                                              jmarcades@unitedtexas.com  



About The United Family®

In its 105th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 95 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.

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