Help prevent a blood drought this summer

All blood types needed

While South Texans can’t prevent Mother Nature from sending us into a drought, we can help avoid another type of shortage. Help avert a blood drought this summer and donate regularly.

“Whole blood can be donated every 56 days and red cells can be donated every 16 weeks,” said Dr. Rachel Beddard, medical director of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC). “All blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply.”

Every donation counts as it can help save up to three lives. Anyone 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with a parental consent form), or at least 17 years of age or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds, and is in good general health may donate blood. For more information call 800-292- 5534 or visit southtexasblood.org. Visit a blood drive in your area.

Pleasanton:
Church of Christ
Sunday, July 14; from Noon
to 3 p.m.
124 Franklin

Coastal Bend College
Tuesday, July 16; from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
1411 Bensdale



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