WACO, Texas (March 25, 2017) – Your community blood center is working every day on behalf of medical facilities and their patients right here in Waco. Donating blood and saving three lives only takes about an hour and you can become part of the healing process for patients undergoing heart surgery, receiving organ transplants, enduring cancer treatment, and even the mom whose baby is born emergently. A quality blood supply begins with selfless volunteer donors who help give life to anonymous members of their community. Patients can require blood transfusions at a moment’s notice.
Reicher Catholic High School is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at 2102 N. 23rd St. in St. Joseph’s Hall. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact John Ryan at (254) 752-8349.
Texas State Technical College is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at 3801 Campus Drive in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Michelle Rachels at (254) 867-3441.
Texas Christian Academy is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at 4600 Sanger Avenue in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Sarah Karr at (254) 772-5474.
McLennan Community College is hosting a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, at 1400 College Drive in the MAC parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Nikki Popko at (254) 299-8685.
Carter BloodCare urges eligible blood donors to consider giving two to three times a year. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days. Other types of blood donations can be given more frequently. Make an appointment at a Carter BloodCare donor center near you, or donate at a local community blood drive.
Remember to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water at least an hour before giving blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood.
Potential blood donors may volunteer beginning at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.