Special Limited Edition Holiday Socks for Blood Donors

Blood donations especially needed during the holidays
December 6, 2018

WHAT:   To thank South Texas Blood & Tissue Center donors in December, special donor appreciation items are planned.

WHEN:   Entire month of December

WHERE: All STBTC donor rooms and mobile drives:

San Antonio – Red holiday socks

Victoria – Red holiday socks

Laredo – Red holiday socks and Wayback Burgers coupon for a free hot dog

More to come later this month. Visit SouthTexasBlood.org for the latest blood donor appreciation gifts.

HOW:     Those able to donate blood or platelets are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 210-731-5590 or visiting SouthTexasBlood.org

MORE:   With holiday travel and schools on holiday break, blood donations dip to dangerous levels toward the end of the year.

With a typical increase in holiday travel, there is also an increase in travel-related accidents and traumas, resulting in a critical need for area hospitals and patients

“We’re asking the community to take at least one hour of their time, in between holiday shopping, to volunteer in order to save up to three lives,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, STBTC associate medical director.  “We are proud to serve the communities of South Texas, but we rely on volunteer blood donors to sustain a safe and secure blood supply so that we can always be ready to help patients in need.”