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City of Victoria hosts summer blood drive

June 29, 2012 at 1:29 a.m.


Summer is a critical time for blood donations. The city of Victoria is hosting a blood drive and encourages city employees and members of the community to give the gift of life this summer by donating blood to others in need.

City employees and the community will have three opportunities to donate blood at three different locations on July 11, 12 and 13.

The blood drives will be:• Wednesday, July 118 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.700 Main Center Parking Lot

Thursday, July 128 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.City Hall/Police Department parking lot

Friday, July 139:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.Fire Station 4, at Salem Road and Loop 463.

Anyone 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with a parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds, and in good general health can donate blood. There is no upper age limit for donation.

Donors must present a valid form of identification, such as a company ID badge, driver's license, security badge with a photograph and name, passport, yearbook listing with photo, or a bank card or credit card that contains a photograph. Donors are also asked to bring a listing of medications that they are taking.

After completing a screening process for eligibility, blood donors will receive a mini-physical consisting of a check of their blood pressure, vital signs and iron level.

To register, call Jennifer Sourdellia at the city of Victoria 361-485-3109.

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