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Need continues for blood donors this season

April 12, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated April 11, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.


Blood Donation Sites

Sunday

• 8:30-11:30 a.m.

• Zion Lutheran Church

12183 Farm-to-Market Road 236

Monday

• 8-11 a.m.

• DeTar Health Center

• 4204 N. Laurent St.

Tuesday

• 8:30-11 a.m.

• CMC Alamo Steel

• 255 Skytop Road

April 18

• Noon-3 p.m.

• EZ Money Loans

• 9006 N. Navarro St., Suite C

April 23

• 9-11:30 a.m.

• Halliburton

101 Holt Road

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

• St. Joseph High School

110 Red River St.

• 1:30-4 p.m.

• Wilkinson Pre-Owned Supercenter

• 6702 N. Navarro St.

April 26

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Victoria Harley-Davidson

• 608 N. Moody St.

April 30

• 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• DeTar Hospital North

101 Medical Drive

Donors must present identification. Anyone who is 16 years old and weighs at least 120 pounds (with parental consent form) or at least 17 years old and weighing 110 pounds and in good general health may donate blood. All donors receive refreshments, a miniphysical and are encouraged to eat before and after donation. Learn more about blood donation at southtexasblood.org or call 800-292-5534.

There is no substitute for blood donors.

When patients require blood - whether it's red blood cells, platelets or plasma - it all starts with volunteer donors who decide to help save lives and roll up their sleeves.

Because the community blood supply is always in need, volunteers are asked to consider donating as often as possible. At mobile drives, donors have the option of donating whole blood every eight weeks or dual red blood cells every 16 weeks.

These much-needed donations can help save the lives of cancer patients, trauma victims, newborns and many others, according to a news release from the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

During April, all donors will receive a chance to win plaza-level Spurs tickets, including a parking pass, a T-shirt and miniphysical.

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