The City of Deltona is sponsoring a blood drive for OneBlood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 18. Their mobile collection unit will be in the parking lot at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Donors will receive a free $10 gift card to Epic Theatres; a wellness checkup which includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and a cholesterol screening. Giving blood is simple and easy. The entire process, from completing a short medical history to drawing the blood and resting afterward with refreshments, takes less than an hour. Blood donation is safe and painless and healthy people can donate every eight weeks. Identification is required. Donors must be at least 16- years-old. Sixteen-year-olds will need parental permission. For information on blood donation, visit oneblood.org. Help OneBlood serve you more effectively by making an appointment at oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #24087. For additional information, call 1 (800) 9-Donate.