Center helps blood donors with online shopping this holiday season
November 8, 2019

The seasonal flu season is rapidly approaching, and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is encouraging all healthy donors to give blood or platelets now, since donations can be accepted only from those who are feeling well.

STBTC is encouraging the community to help maintain an adequate blood supply during flu season as it has the potential to cause a decline in blood donations, since anyone who is sick on the day of donation will be deferred from giving blood. The need for donations is vital as blood donations traditionally decline by 20 percent during the holiday season as high schools and colleges are on winter break and fewer companies schedule blood drives.