Area residents who donate blood this week to the Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania can register to win a six month membership to Nautilus Fitness and Racquet Club.

The promotion is part of the blood bank’s “Season of Giving” promotion to ensure a safe blood supply throughout the holidays.

“If you’ve been pigging out all weekend like me, now you have a great reason to come in and give blood,” said Dan Desrochers, director of marketing at the blood bank. “Please end 2009 right by giving blood.”

The blood bank, 2646 Peach St., Erie, is open New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and reopens Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Donors are required to bring a photo ID.

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