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2013-02-07 / Community News

Area Community Blood Drive

The community of Giddings is holding its first blood drive of the year on Thursday, February 7 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 299 North Leon Street.To make an appointment, call (979) 540-9359 or online at www.inyourhands.org. Search by zip code: 78942. The blood drive is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome!

“Patient’s lives are in the hands of blood donors every day in Central Texas,” said Marshall Cothran, CEO of the Blood Center of Central Texas. “We applaud the ongoing support of the community of Giddings and thank Immanuel Lutheran Church for sponsoring this blood drive…Life is in your hands.”

In 2012, members of the Giddings community made 202 donations which translate into saving or enhancing the lives of 404 patients in need! A deserved round of applause to those who participated in making 2012 such a successful year and solidifying the community’s reputation as one that dedicates itself to making a difference.

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.

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