Thornton Blood Drive
Give blood: Season of giving means giving life by donating blood
West Lake Limestone VFD to host blood drive with Carter BloodCare
THORNTON, Texas (November 28, 2017) – The holiday season began with giving thanks and we are now in the throes of December’s Christmas and holiday festivities that continue until New Year’s Day, for many people. In a time of year that can feel and be hectic, demanding and frenzied, Carter BloodCare encourages the community to slow down and give the best gift of all: life.
Donating blood, or saving three lives, can be a very rewarding way to spend an hour of your holiday. And studies show doing something nice for someone else can make you feel good.
West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 2, at 6614 FM 937 in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Sheryl Davis at (254) 729-8418.
Giving blood on behalf of a loved one undergoing medical care, in memory of a friend, or just to say thanks for good health, are life-saving reasons to donate blood. They are also reasons that our frequent blood donors say they keep coming back every 56 days.
It takes about an hour to give one pint of whole blood. Blood transfusion can do more than save a life – it can provide hope and renewed energy for folks who battle a chronic blood disorder, or undergo cancer and surgical treatments.
Remember to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to two hours 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 beginning 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.
About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is a community based, non-profit blood center that provides life-saving transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 300,000 blood products annually to meet patients’ treatment requirements. Carter BloodCare’s services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. The center is accredited by the AABB, including a laboratory with accreditation for molecular testing of red cell antigens. It is licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.