Carter BloodCare donors save lives and enjoy Texas Rangers baseball in June

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 9:15am

Carter BloodCare is offering blood donors the chance to unwind and watch a Texas Rangers baseball game. In June, those who give blood with Carter BloodCare will receive a special, online-only ticket offer for fifty percent off select seating sections from the Texas Rangers. Donors will also be entered to win suite tickets. For details, visit www.BackYardRewards.org.

Saving money on baseball tickets is great, but saving three lives with just one pint of blood is priceless. Summer is the most challenging season to maintain the community blood supply. Donors are fewer in number and the need for blood by local hospitals is higher than usual. Give blood so that people in our community can receive blood for heart surgeries, cancer care and any medical need.

What About Kabob and His Gyros is hosting a blood drive on Friday, June 14and Saturday, June 15, from 2-7 p.m. at 713 W. Loop 323 in the parking lot. Every donor will receive a free mini- original gyro, and a $5 What About Kabob and his Gyros gift card. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Nicholas Moy at (903) 330-0052.

Potential blood donors can volunteer beginning at age 16 with a parent’s consent, and 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper age limit for giving. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID each time they give. It’s also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood. For more information about donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org. To book your blood drive today, email bookablooddrive@carterbloodcare.org.

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