Many people believe that most blood is needed after major disasters. However, daily personal emergencies and ongoing medical needs of thousands of patients require a constant and ready blood supply. It’s the blood already on hospital shelves that saves lives.
Every day in the U.S., patients in hospitals, surgical centers and emergency treatment facilities need approximately:
- 29,000 units of red blood cells
- 5,000 units of platelets
- 6,500 units of plasma
When hospitals have an ample supply of blood, patients who need it—no matter the reason—have hope.
Blood donors only need to be at least 16 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be healthy. 16 – 22 year old donors will need to meet additional height and weight requirements. 16 year old donors must present a minor donor permit signed by a parent or guardian – go to www.vitalant.org to find the form.
COVID-19 vaccinated? You are allowed to give blood if you meet all general blood donation eligibility criteria. MASK NO LONGER REQUIRED unless required by the facility.
Hendrick Medical Center
Tue, May 17 & Wed, May 18 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thur May 19 10 am – 3 pm
Bloodmobile in South parking lot of of Streckert (past ER entrance)
Sat, May 21 10 am – 3 pm
Food Coupon courtesy of Chick Fil A Brownwood
OR Download the Vitalant APP
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