Blood supplies at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center are typically down this time of year, and that's a problem for area hospitals. The solution is an easy one, and it only takes about 30 minutes to help.

While you're out and about finishing your holiday shopping Friday (December 23rd), stop by the STBC mobile unit, which will be set up at Chick-fil-A in front of HEB Plus from 11am to 3pm and help save lives.

Just for donating, you'll receive a Chick-fil-A coupon good for free food, and a $10 HEB gift card. You'll also get that mini wellness checkup.

Remember, you must be at least 16 years old (with parental consent form) weighing at least 120 lbs or, 17 or older weighing at least 110 lbs. You must also be in good general health, and have a photo ID, know your birth date and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

What better gift is there to give for Christmas than the gift of life?

For more info, visit SouthTexasBlood.org