Point Fire Department supports blood center during New Year and beyond
Point Fire Department is hosting a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at 123 Locust St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Chief Justin Lollar (903) 269-5777.
To reduce wait times, appointments are encouraged and blood donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online on the day of donation, before arriving to give blood. This helps manage “social distancing.” Donors and staff are required to wear masks; and surfaces are cleaned between each donor.
Carter BloodCare continues to offer COVID-19 antibody testing on successful donations, for a limited time. Donors can retrieve their results within one to two weeks through a secure portal on the blood center’s web site that donors set up following a donation.
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.