UAB to host blood drive next week

The winter storms have taken a toll on the area's blood supply. A spokesperson says the storms caused a disruption in normal blood donations patterns. There will be a blood drive beginning Monday, Feb. 17 through Feb.22 at the UAB Hospital North Pavilion second-floor atrium and at UAB Highlands Hospital on Feb. 25-27. {}Hours at the North Pavilion, 18th Street and Sixth Avenue North:Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Hours at UAB Highlands, 1201 11th Ave. South:Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.All blood types are needed. Donors should bring a photo ID. Parking is available, it will be free in the North Pavilion parking deck and the UAB Highlands parking lot. Each donor will be entered for a chance to win one of six $100 gift cards.