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Posted on: December 20, 2021

City of Princeton Host Blood Drive for National Blood Donor Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12-20-21 

City of Princeton Host Blood Drive for National Blood Donor Month

Donate blood in Princeton with Carter BloodCare

Princeton, Texas: On Tuesday, January 25, 2022 City of Princeton is hosting a Blood Drive for National Blood Donor Month in partnership with Carter BloodCare. Texans need blood donations now. When you give blood, you save lives by ensuring hospital patients receive the transfusions they need during the holidays and every day. All blood types are needed for a safe and sufficient blood supply. When a person donates whole blood every two months, two or three times a year, there is seldom a blood shortage.

  • Blood is needed every two seconds.

  • About one in seven people entering a hospital needs blood.

  • Blood is always needed for treatment of accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients.

  • Blood cannot be manufactured.

    Residents can donate blood at the Community Center located at 416 N. 4th Street, Princeton, TX 75407, 1:00pm – 6:00pm. For more information or to schedule an appointment:

    https://ww3.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/129228

    Donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online on the day of donation, before arriving to give blood. People with and without COVID-19 vaccinations are both eligible to donate blood.

    Carter BloodCare staff and unvaccinated donors are required to wear facial coverings at blood drives or donation centers, except when temperature is taken during screening, or when eating and drinking after the donation. Vaccinated donors are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks. Carter BloodCare will comply with required mask mandates, as applicable.

    Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 450,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products.

    Stay informed and up-to-date on the latest happenings and upcoming events through the Calendar & Events by going to www.princetontx.gov.