Blood drives set to observe Worldwide Blood Donor Day

June 11, 2014 at 1:11 a.m.

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is taking part in a worldwide celebration of blood donors.

In honor of World Blood Donor Day on Saturday, all presenting donors Friday to Sunday will receive a special T-shirt.

Local blood drives include:

Knights of Columbus - Holy Family Catholic Church

704 Mallette Drive

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday• Unity in Christ

2001 Lova Drive

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday

Citizens Medical Center

2701 Hospital Drive

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday• VCS Companies

3202 N. Navarro St.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25 • Prosperity Bank

101 S. Main St.

1-5 p.m. June 27

Donors must present identification. Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with parental consent form) or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds and in good general health may donate blood.

All donors receive refreshments, a mini-physical and are encouraged to eat before and after donation. Learn more about blood donation at or call 800-292-5534.



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