Three Blood Drives Planned around Tyler July 12th


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Three blood drives are planned for the area on Wednesday.

• The Hudson Apartments is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon at 701 Shiloh Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact JoAnn Brown at 903- 581-2215. Traditions Restaurant and Catering is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• There also is a blood drive planned at 6205 S. Broadway Ave. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Kathi Reed at 903-534-1111.

• Brookshire’s will host a blood drive from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 100 Rice Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Lanie Wright at 903-571-9667.

Whole blood can be donated every 56 days. Other types of blood donations can be given more frequently. Carter BloodCare urges eligible blood donors to consider giving two to three times a year, if possible.

Donors are encouraged 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 to begin 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.

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