BRISTOL, VA. – The future Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be hosting a blood donation today and Friday.

The ride is a joint effort by the Marsh Regional Blood Center, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and the Bristol Herald Courier. It is scheduled on both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the former Sears building in the Bristol Mall – the location of the future Hard Rock property.

Each donor receives a special edition event t-shirt and a free snack.

Donors will undergo screening and qualification testing in the old Sears building, while the actual donation is said to be made on one of Marsh Regional’s mobile donation units.

To ensure physical distancing and infection prevention, Marsh recommends that donors schedule an appointment by calling 423-652-0014 or visiting www.marshblood.com. Walk-ins are accommodated based on availability, and all eligible blood donors are invited to participate.

In addition, dispensers at collection points or on mobile units must wear a cloth cover at all times. If donors don’t bring their own face mask, Marsh Regional will provide one.