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Holiday Blood Drive

By: Michelle Peltier
By: Michelle Peltier

Enormous need and generous hearts has St. Joseph Regional Health Center scheduling a blood drive for Wednesday, December 27. You can sign up online here.

Earlier, KBTX ran a story about the low levels of blood at Christmas time. After the story aired the hospital received so many calls from potential blood donors, they set up a blood drive. If you would like to register click here .

Use the sponsor code : STJO.

The following is a press release from St. Joseph Hospital.

It's the season of giving, and it won't cost you a dime to give the "gift of life." It's holiday time and blood supplies are traditionally low this time of year due to emergencies and to supply people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia, and other illnesses.

Some people need regular blood transfusions just to live.

In response to this need, St. Joseph Regional Health Center in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is having a blood drive.

Our goal is to collect 100 units to benefit those in need.

WHAT: Holiday Blood Drive

WHEN: Wednesday, December 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE: St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Grant Education Room

Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I ensure a pleasant donation experience?
You'll want a good night's sleep the night before and a good breakfast or lunch before your donation. Drink fluids like juice, milk, or soda ahead of time. Take your normal medications as prescribed. Ensure that you have an adequate iron level by making iron-rich foods part of your daily diet. These include red meat, poultry, fish, green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified cereals, nuts, raisins, and prunes.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Murello (979-776-2404) in the St. Joseph Laboratory.


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