100 per cent of the South Texas blood supply comes from volunteer donors. That is you. If you don't donate blood, there is no blood supply.

In honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is presenting all donors a special T-shirt June 13th through the 15th.


Local blood drives include:


Knights of Columbus - Holy Family Catholic Church


704 Mallette Drive


9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday• Unity in Christ


2001 Lova Drive


Noon-3 p.m. June 14• Citizens Medical Center


2701 Hospital Drive


11a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 18 • VCS Companies


3202 N. Navarro St.


11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25 • Prosperity Bank


101 S. Main St.


1-5 p.m. June 27


Donors must present identification. 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 may donate blood. All donors receive refreshments, a mini-physical and are encouraged to eat before and after donation. Learn more about blood donation at www.southtexasblood.org or call 800-292-5534.

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