Lowe's Granbury to host community blood drive

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October 17, 2019
Carter BloodCare: Each blood donation offers hope

Lowe's Granbury to host community blood drive

GRANBURY, Texas (October 15, 2019) – Some individuals donate blood to save three lives. Others give because they know someone – a niece, grandmother or a neighbor – that depends on it for cancer treatments, sickle cell disease therapies, or for surgeries requiring a blood transfusion. Donors often say they appreciate the perk of tracking their cholesterol numbers and general health information that they receive as part of each blood donation experience. And some donors just do it to get out of the classroom. 

Whatever the reason given, for choosing to be a volunteer blood donor, Carter BloodCare says consider this: donors offer hope to others. There is no substitute for human blood. If every eligible donor gave just one more time each year, there would rarely be a shortage of blood for patients who require it.

Lowe's Granbury is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at 1021 E. Highway 377 in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Marvin Richburg, LP Manager, at (817) 736-7000.  

Eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to two hours before giving blood. Standard eligibility requirements are a minimum weight of 110 pounds, the donor feels well that day and presents a government-issued photo ID at each donation.

For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org. 

About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 400,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. The program is accredited by the AABB, including a laboratory with accreditation for molecular testing of red cell antigens. It is licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is a member of America's Blod Centers and ADRP.
Linda Goelzer, Carter Blood Care