The hospital also is introducing UAB TouchPoints, a new donor recognition program. Donors receive UAB TouchPoints each time they donate blood. TouchPoints can be redeemed for various prizes or saved for the ultimate reward, a weekend getaway.
Anyone who donates at the new collection room by the end of December will be eligible for a drawing for a Ross Bridge golf package for four and a couples spa package from Ross Bridge Spa. There also will be passes for free golf on many of the courses of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail while supplies last. A newly designed T-shirt will be given to each donor. Other give-away items include hats, mugs, tote bags and pens.
The donor room will begin taking blood donations at 1 p.m. Nov. 26. Normal hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday and 12 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Located on the second floor concourse next to Starbucks and the new gift shop, the 1,743-square-foot space will have four state-of-the-art E chairs, each with a built-in computer and 19-inch flat screen TV. A donor can watch TV or DVDs or surf the Internet while donating.
Donors can make an appointment to donate at the new room at www.givelife.org, sponsor code ‘UAB’ or by calling 365-8847. And remember to bring a photo ID when donating blood.