Patients In Your Community Need Your Blood Type

Special to the Laredo Sun

March is recognized as Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Every day, patients suffering from illnesses such as these are faced with challenging medical procedures such as chemotherapy. One in seven patients entering a hospital will require transfusions of red blood cells, platelets or other blood components.

 With one blood donation from a volunteer donor, up to three patients can benefit.

Without blood donations from the community, many medical and surgical procedures could not be possible.

 Join us at a South Texas Blood & Tissue Center blood drive in your community and help patients in need.

Laredo

AEP
1519 Calton Rd.

Tuesday, March 10, 1p.m. – 5 p.m.

Laredo Medical Center
1700 E. Saunders

Wednesday, March 11, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

US Border Patrol
9001 San Dario Ave.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo North
11119 McPherson

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

U.S. Customs Bridge II
700 Zaragoza

Monday, March 23, 2015 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cigarroa High School
2600 Zacatecas

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Texas A&M International University
5201 University Blvd.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cigarroa High School
2600 Zacatecas

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Texas A&M International University
5201 University Blvd.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Texas A&M International University
5201 University Blvd.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

H&R Block
7807 McPherson Ste. 203

Friday, March 27, 2015 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Donors must present identification. Anyone who is 16 years old and weighs at least 120 pounds (with parental consent form), or 17 years old and weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health may donate blood.  All donors receive a T-shirt, refreshments, a mini-physical and are encouraged to eat before and after donation. Learn more about blood donation at www.southtexasblood.org.

Author: Alejandra Cantu

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