Breckenridge Texan

Rotary Club to host blood drive on Thursday, March 3

Rotary Club to host blood drive on Thursday, March 3
February 26
14:01 2022

The Rotary Club of Breckenridge and Carter BloodCare will host a blood drive from noon to 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the First National Bank Community Room.

Carter BloodCare provided the following information about blood donations:

  • Each blood donation saves at least three lives.
  • More than 1100 donors are needed each day to keep blood on the shelves of hospitals in North, Central and East Texas.
  • Six hundred to 800 patients each day could require a blood transfusion (in Carter BloodCare’s service area). Many of them will require more than one unit of blood or blood products, like platelets or plasma.
  • One in seven patients admitted to a hospital could receive a blood transfusion. It is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the hospital.
  • There is no substitute for blood. That means there is no substitute for blood donors.
  • Regularly scheduled blood donations ensure there is already blood on the shelves during a disaster/crisis.
  • If each eligible blood donor gave blood two or three times a year, there would seldom be a shortage of the community blood supply.

To pre-register to give blood, click here. For more information, call Les and Sherry Strickland at 254-522-1959.

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