Like I've said before, donating blood is one of the most important things you can do for your community. You have another chance to make a difference this Saturday.

Del Papa Distributing hosts the "This Blood's for You" blood drive this Saturday at Victoria Mall, 7800 N. Navarro St. from 1:00-5:30 p.m. Del Papa Distributing has partnered with South Texas Blood and Tissue Center to hold this series of events honoring First Responders and remembering those who gave their lives during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The Victoria Advocate says each blood donation will take an average of 30-60 minutes. Each unit of blood can save three lives.

For more information contact Allen Schertz at 361-570-9148 or email

Let's give the gift of life, Victoria.