Battle 4 Blood this weekend

      This weekend, you can be a hero.

      Action 4 News and United Blood Services have teamed up for the annual Battle 4 Blood on Saturday and Sunday.

      You can donate blood at all three Rio Grande Valley malls from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and again Sunday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

      "Summertime has been a challenge, so anyone who is eligible should come out and participate for our Battle 4 Blood and help stock our blood bank," said Esthela Saenz with UBS.

      Donors will receive a pint of Blue Bell ice cream, a Battle 4 Blood t-shirt and the chance to win a $250 gift card to WalMart.