Your chance to be a hero is now. By donating blood just one time, you can save up to three lives. This August, one of those lives could be someone you know . . . Tina Carter.
Country Home Health and Schooley Saddlery are sponsoring a blood drive to help the Mason resident. Carter is currently battling cancer. United Blood Services will make a monetary donation (based on the pints of blood collected at this drive) to Carter’s medical account to help ease the financial strain.
Blood Drive to Benefit Tina Carter
Monday, August 18, 2008
2 pm – 6 pm
Schooley Saddlery (the big red building off Highway 87 across from Zavala’s )
All donors will get a free t-shirt and be entered into a monthly drawing for the chance to win a $300 Wal-Mart card. Donate two red blood cells and you’ll get a stainless steel United Blood Services koozie.
To donate blood, you must be at least sixteen years old. Donors twenty-two years old and over must weigh at least 110 pounds. There are additional height and weight requirements for 16-22 years old. Sixteen year old donors must bring their parents to sign a permission slip if they would like to donate.
To make an appointment to donate, go online to www.bloodhero.com. Enter sponsor code: tinacarter. You can also call United Blood Services. That number is toll free 1-800-756-0024.
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.