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KINGSLAND — A blood drive to help with summer blood shortages is July 8 at the Kingsland Community Center.

The drive will be conducted on the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas’ Bloodmobile bus at the center, 3451 Rose Hill Drive.

Each donor will be entered to win a $500 airline gift card and two three-day passes to an Austin music festival. Winners for the airline gift cards will be drawn at the end of July. The winner of the music festival tickets will be drawn Sept. 2.

Basic requirements to donate blood include being at least 17 years old, weighing at least 123 pounds for whole blood donation and being in generally good health. Donors need to bring a photo ID. The process takes about 45 minutes to one hour.

Visit and enter the sponsor code "kingslandcommunity" to make an appointment or contact (512) 608-5215 or Walk-ins are welcome.