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Fox Sports Southwest offers blood donors live sports action in August

Fox Sports Southwest offers blood donors live sports action in August
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Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 10:00am

Summer is not yet over in Texas.

August is a time to take a few extra moments to enjoy the outdoors and attend sporting events with friends and family. It is also a good time to remember that one single blood donation can help save up to three lives. Summer is the most challenging season to maintain the community blood supply. Donors are fewer in number and the need for blood by local hospitals is higher than usual. Giving blood often is the best way to maintain a quality and sufficient local blood supply. Whole blood donors may give every 56 days and friends and family are invited to donate blood, too.

CrossPointe Community Church is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, August 24, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 5935 S. Broadway in the Chuy’s Restaurant parking lot. All donors will receive a $10 Chuy’s gift card at the time of donation. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Nicholas Moy at (903) 330-0052.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, August 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1501 WSW Loop 323 in the parking lot. All donors will receive a coupon for a FREE Barbecue sandwich at the time of donation. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Nicholas Moy at (903) 330-0052.

During August, all Carter BloodCare blood donors will receive a mini-foam finger courtesy of Fox Sports Southwest. Donors will also automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to see their favorite home team play. Winners will be drawn from all Carter BloodCare territories. For details, visit www.BackyardRewards.org.

Potential blood donors can volunteer beginning at age 16 with a parent’s consent, and 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper age limit for giving. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID each time they donate. It’s also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood. For more information about donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.

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