Everyone who donates blood through United Blood Services in April will receive a $15 pizza gift card redeemable at Papa John’s or Domino’s.

Donors can visit www.blood hero.com after donating to obtain their $15 pizza card at the “Hero in Me” online rewards store, as well as receive 100 points by scheduling and keeping an appointment. Points can be redeemed for movie tickets, pizza, shopping cards and more.

An opportunity to donate blood, receive a gift card and be entered into several prize drawings is from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., in the staff development classroom on the first floor.

Lane RMC and United Blood Services are partnering for the event. All donors at the Lane blood drive will be entered into a $50 Visa gift card drawing and entered to win a $75 Smoothie King summer fun gift basket. All first-time donors will be entered into an additional $25 Visa gift card raffle.

Appointments are not required, but donors are encouraged to sign up online at www.UnitedBloodServices.org and enter the code: LaneRegional.

A health history questionnaire is available online but may be completed only on the day of the blood drive in an effort to reduce a donor’s person-to-person interview to only a few follow-up questions. Simply print out the “Fast Track Donation” ticket and bring it to the blood drive.

All blood types are needed in order to prevent blood shortages from occurring, and donors with negative blood types are urged to ask a UBS staff member about qualifications to donate double red cells.

“Receiving a $15 pizza card as a token of appreciation for your blood donation is exciting, and what’s even more exciting is always having an ample blood supply on hand when your friends and family members are in need,” said Mitzi Breaux, marketing and communications manager for United Blood Services. “Donating blood three times a year will help ensure blood is always available in your community.”

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good health and have photo identification.

Additional height and weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger. Donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. Forms are available at www.unitedbloodservices.org.

For information, call (877) 827-4376.