As an incentive to get students donating, schools with the largest number and highest percentage of blood donations for the school year will receive $1,000 gift certificates. In the past, students have elected to use these certificates to purchase school equipment, fund their events and for scholarships.
Local students are setting a great example for the community by donating blood and saving lives. Follow in their footsteps and donate at a drive near you.
Karnes County Correctional Center
Thursday, Oct. 13; 1:15pm - 4:00pm
810 Commerce St.
Falls City High School & Community
Thursday, Oct. 13; 8:30am - Noon
525 N. Nelson St.
Anyone 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with a parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds, and in good general health can donate blood. It is recommended to eat iron rich foods before donating and to drink plenty of fluids to keep the body hydrated. Donors must present identification. Visit www.southtexasblood.org for more information.