The Blood Center of Central Texas Encourages Donors to Give From the Heart!
“Give from the Heart” this February 8 through February 11! Donate blood at one of The Blood Center of Central Texas Donor Centers and be automatically entered to win one of three Valentine’s Day gift packages. One lucky donor from each donor center location will win a gift package that includes: A $100 uchi/uchiko gift card, a 1-hour massage from Massage Envy and a Hey Cupcake! gift card for a 6-pack of mini cupcakes! Winners will be contacted on February 12.
Consider these facts:
- Someone needs blood every 2 seconds
- The average adult has 10 pints of blood in their body
- One unit of blood can be separated into several components
- Each donation saves 2 lives
- There is no substitute for human blood
The Blood Center of Central Texas needs to collect hundreds of blood donations each day to meet the community need. By donating blood and understanding that Life is in your hands, you are helping to ensure that this life-sustaining blood is available whenever you, or a loved one, need it. If you are eligible, visit one of the three fixed site donor centers, save two lives and receive a chance to win your loved one a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift package!
Special thanks to uchi/uchiko, Massage Envy and Hey Cupcake! for supporting this promotion and believing in the work we do to provide blood and blood products to community members in need.
Basic requirements to donate blood include being at least 17 years old, weighing at least 115 lbs for whole blood donation and being in generally good health. Donors need to bring a photo ID. The process takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
About The Blood and Tissue Center of Central TexasThe Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas has a rich 61-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.