Help neighbors in need: Save local lives by donating blood
LONGVIEW, Texas (June 6, 2022) – Donating blood is an easy, healthy way to help fellow Texans and support the well-being of the local community.
People need blood at all hours of every day. They include older adults with age-related health issues, mothers experiencing difficulties during childbirth, auto accident and trauma patients, children with anemia, and many others who depend on an available community blood supply.
Texas Bank and Trust invites area residents to support neighbors in need by donating blood at one of two upcoming Carter BloodCare drives. The first takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 at 300 E. Whaley St. The second blood drive takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at 1800 W. Loop 281. Both drives will happen in the respective parking lots on the Carter BloodCare buses. For details or to set a time to donate to save local lives at either blood drive location, contact Rebecca Lynn at (903) 237-5593.
Austin Bank Greggton Branch invites area residents to support neighbors in need by donating blood at the upcoming Carter BloodCare drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at 3400 W. Marshall Avenue, in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For details or to set a time to donate to save local lives, contact Sharon Denton at (903) 381-9546.
Army-Navy Store also invites area residents to support neighbors in need by donating blood at the upcoming Carter BloodCare drive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at 1018 W. Loop 281, in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For details or to set a time to donate to save local lives, contact Scott Mackey at (903) 297-7006.
Each blood donor will receive a free “Give for Texans” T-shirt, available in sizes M – 3XL while supplies last.
Residents also can secure a spot at the blood drive by either:
Visiting: CarterBloodCare.org and clicking the Donate Now tab
About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 450,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. Tu centro de sangre comunitario.