Area blood drives set for end of month


Holly Brook Baptist Church is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at 3219 South Farm-to-Market 2869 in the Family Life Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Charlotte Jordan at 903-574-4998.

The Van Auto and Cycle Show is also hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Van United Methodist Church, 326 W Main St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Pat Valentine at 903-368-4015.

Carter BloodCare urges eligible blood donors to consider giving two to three times a year. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days. Other types of blood donations can be given more frequently. Make an appointment at a Carter BloodCare donor center near you, or donate at a local community blood drive.

Remember 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 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


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