Critical need for type O blood donors
January 03, 2014, 3:40 pm by Staff Reports
The Blood Center of Central Texas has issued an appeal for Type O blood donors. The supply of O blood on the shelves is at a critical level. All eligible donors with Type O blood are encouraged to visit one of the donor centers or mobile blood drives as soon as possible. O negative blood is especially needed because it is the universal type and used in emergencies. By sharing your good health and generous spirit, you help make miracles happen and lifesaving possible.
As a thank you for donating and in honor of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, all blood donors will receive a tumbler, sponsored by Travis County Medical Society,during the month of January (excluding high schools).
Austin Donor Center, 4300 N Lamar Blvd
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Round Rock Donor Center, 21323 N Mays, Suite 900 (at IH-35, exit 254)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8am – 3 pm
South Austin Donor Center, 9500 S IH-35, Bldg L, Suite 800
(Southpark Meadows: IH-35 South, Right on Slaughter Ln, left on Cullen, behind Wells Fargo)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8am – 3 pm
Basic requirements for donating include being at least 17 years old, weighing at least 115 lbs for whole blood donation, bring a photo ID and be in generally good health. The process takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
To schedule an appointment, please call The Blood Center of central Texas at (512) 206-1266. Visit the Center’s website at www.inyourhands.org to learn more about blood donation or to find a mobile blood drive near you. Walk-ins are always welcome!
About The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas has a rich 62-year history of serving patient needs in Central Texas. Hundreds of blood donations are needed each day to meet the needs of patients in over 37 medical facilities in The Center’s ten-county service area. For more information about blood donation, please call The Blood Center of Central Texas at (512) 206-1266 or visit The Center’s website at www.inyourhands.org.
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