The Friday prior to the July fourth holiday, the Abilene Association of Realtors (A.A.R.) always sponsor a blood drive at the Mall of Abilene, just outside of the Premier Cinema 6 theater. This year was no different, as realtors and those in the housing industry turned out to support the blood drive. Last year the A.A.R. collected 31 units of blood and their goal was to exceed that.