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Blood pressure checked when donating blood

May 7, 2014 at 12:07 a.m.


Blood donors are reminded that May is blood pressure awareness month, and what better way to monitor blood pressure than by saving some lives? As a reminder, before every blood donation, all donors will receive a mini-physical that includes a blood pressure screening.

Several blood donors enjoy the mini-physical, but many donate for a bigger satisfaction, including Edward Olmo.

Olmo, a firefighter with the San Antonio Fire Department, said, "Donating blood is another way to serve, to give back to the community. I've been blessed all my life."

All blood types are welcome, but the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center encourages O-negative donors to come out.

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