East Side Elementary to host blood drive with Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 10:34am

East Side Elementary is hosting a blood drive on Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 711 Fort Worth Street in the bus parking lot.

All donors will be entered to win one free week at Pine Cove camp.

A change of seasons offers the promise of warmer days, more colorful landscape and fresh perspective.

Renew the gift of hope this spring for transfusion-dependent patients by giving blood.

Blood donations make surgical procedures, cancer treatments and transplant operations possible for patients in our community. The necessity for blood will not take a break and Carter BloodCare must see 1,100 donors a day in order to maintain the community blood supply.

This spring, Carter BloodCare is recognizing the giving spirit of blood donors. Every blood donor will receive points to redeem in the Carter BloodCare‘s Great Partners online store. If you don’t plan to use your points, just donate them back to help even more people in need. For details, go to TheGreatBigGiveBack.org.

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 donate. 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.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Belinda Murphy at (903) 574-4513.

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