Calling all donors. We need you.
With blood donations over the next week projected to meet only about 50 percent of the need, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is asking the community to help ensure that blood is available for patients.
“We’re working to avoid a situation that could force hospitals to postpone some blood transfusions, and that could leave our community vulnerable to larger trauma events that require multiple units of blood,” said Elizabeth Waltman, Chief Operating Officer of South Texas Blood & Tissue Center.
STBTC is asking the community to help bring in about 515 donations a day to replenish the blood supply, or a total of 4,100 blood donations before the Labor Day holiday.
All six donor rooms in San Antonio and New Braunfels will remain open until 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23, and will be open from 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
CLICK on the donor room closest to you and schedule your donation!
Northeast Donor Room | 8500 Village Dr. Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78217
Shavano Donor Room | 4079 N. Loop 1604 West Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78257
Southeast Donor Room | 3158 SE Military Dr. Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78223
Westover Hills Donor Room | 10555 Culebra Suite 107, San Antonio, TX 78251
New Braunfels Donor Room | 651 N. Business Interstate 35 Suite 830, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Score free dinner and a movie
All presenting donors will receive a Bill Miller 2-piece fried chicken meal and a tea, plus a movie ticket! No purchase necessary.
Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds and in good general health can donate blood. Donors must present photo ID, last four digits of their Social Security number and their birth date.