Free Whataburger? Blood donors get coupon for free burger with blood donation

Whataburger also offering 3 'Whataburger for a year' prizes

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Whataburger is sweetening the deal for blood donors. For the remainder of the month of July, donors will get a coupon for a free Whataburger as part of the WhataMonth initiative.

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center announced its partnership with Whataburger on Monday, saying the event was created to encourage blood donations during what's considered the slowest month for blood collections.

"WhataMonth was created to help prevent critical blood shortages in South Texas similar to those being reported across the United States," STBTC said in a statement. "Although the need for blood continues, blood centers report dramatic drops in collections during June, July and August, when there are no school drives and regular donors are on vacation. The American Red Cross last week reported national shortages totaling tens of thousands of units so far this summer."

STBTC said it avoided critical shortages in June with the help of incentives offered by Whataburger and Bill Miller BBQ.

In addition to free Whataburger coupons for all donors, those who schedule donations at SouthTexasBlood.org/WhataMonth or call 210-731-5590 will be entered to win one of three “Whataburger for a Year” prizes, a release said.

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