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2011-06-09 / General Stories

The Blood Center Of Central Texas Summer Promotions

Since there is no substitute for human blood or a generous spirit, blood donors play a vital role in our local healthcare system. The summer months are a time when donations typically fall due to vacations and schools being out of session. The Blood Center never takes a vacation and requires approximately 200 blood donations each day in order to provide life-sustaining blood for each of us, our friends, families and neighbors whenever the need arises. The following promotions are being offered as incentives to donate during the summer months.

*June - Donate in June at any Donor Center or mobile blood drive and be automatically entered to win an Ashley Furniture dining group. There will be two dining groups given away! Winners will be announced on July 5.

*June, July, August - Donate blood June, July or August at any Donor Center or mobile blood drive and be automatically entered to win:

- $500 Airlines gift card; one card will be raffled each month

- Two 3-day passes to Austin’s prestigious music festival

If you are eligible, please come out and donate. Life is in your hands!

Visit www.inyourhands.org to make an appointment or call 206- 1266. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Basic requirements to donate blood include being at least 17 years old, weighing at least 123 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.

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