Give Blood, Get Free Humana Challenge Tickets

Desert Blood Services, a nonprofit blood service provider to the Coachella Valley  and Hi-Desert area, is offering free tickets to the 2014 Humana Challenge golf tournament in exchange for blood donations.

"While supplies last, blood donors at Desert Blood Services, 79-215 Corporate Centre  Drive, La Quinta receive a pair of free tickets ($80 value) to the tournament," Don Escalante of LifeStream said Monday in an announcement.

"Tickets also are available at select mobile blood drives," Escalante said. "Tickets are good any single day January 13-19."

Desert Blood Services is open 12 to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday for whole-blood donations, nonprofit officials said.

"We're pleased to be able to thank our great donors with these tickets, and we appreciate tournament organizers for generously supporting the mission of voluntary blood donation," Desert Blood Services director Nicu Cocione said.

Desert Blood Services provides blood products for Desert Regional Medical Center, Eisenhower Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital, Hi-Desert Medical Center, Palo Verde Hospital, and Bush Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms.

To make an appointment or locate mobile drives, call 800-879-4484 or visit 


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