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Tina Carter Blood Drive Benefit
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 • Posted February 25, 2009

Scrape your knee . . . put a band-aid on it. Cut your finger . . . put a band-aid on it. Get diagnosed with cancer . . . there aren’t band-aids big enough. Treating cancer is a journey of endless doctor visits, painful treatments and what’s considered good days and bad days.

Fortunately, there have been more good days than bad days for Tina Carter lately. The Mason resident was diagnosed with cancer in the Spring of 2008. The journey however, is not over. It’s a road that has been paved with support by the Mason community and the Carter family says thank you for helping give Tina plenty of good days.

Last August, 51 pints of blood were collected on Carter’s behalf. United Blood Services was able to pay a portion of Carter’s medical bills due to that drive. As the need continues, United Blood Services is asking you to donate on Carter’s behalf. Again, United Blood Services will make a monetary donation to Carter’s medical bills based on the number of pints collected at the blood drive.

Tina Carter Benefit Blood Drive

Saturday, February 28th

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Schooley Saddlery (the big red building off Fort Mckavitt)

All donors will get a free t-shirt and plenty of free snacks. Donate two red blood cells and you will get a cooler jug. In addition, every donation will save up to three lives.

To make your appointment for this drive, go to www.bloodhero.com. Enter sponsor code:tinacarter. You can also sign-up by calling blood drive coordinator Marissa Carter. That number is (325) 347-4091.

United Blood Services has been this area’s non-profit community blood provider since 1956 and serves patients in 11 surrounding counties. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB.

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