Local blood drives planned at schools
Oct 06, 2011 | 454 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SAN ANTONIO - As students are well into the 2011-2012 school year, schools in the Crossroads area are encouraging students to give back to their community through blood donations. Thanks to their efforts, students now account for 21 percent of South Texas Blood & Tissue Center’s (STBTC) blood collection, a three percent increase from last year.

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 City:

Karnes County Correctional Center

Thursday, Oct. 13; 1:15pm - 4:00pm

810 Commerce St.

Falls City:

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 for more information.
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