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January 19th, 2010
CTMC hosting February blood drive

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Central Texas Medical Center will have a blood drive on 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 on the hospital’s first floor in the main classroom.

CTMC sponsors five blood drives a year in conjunction with the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. Blood drives are an essential part of providing health care to the community. In order to maintain a blood supply that will support the surrounding area, 55,000 units of blood must be donated quarterly. An individual donation can save the lives of two other people.

“People don’t realize the impact one donation can make,” said Lisa Moore, CTMC Blood Bank supervisor. “Not only is blood important for trauma patients, blood transfusions are sometimes used to treat illnesses,” she adds.

You can sign up before the event or find answers to any questions you may have about donating online at www.inyourhands.org. Be sure to use Sponsor Code: CTMC and remember to bring your photo I.D. and Social Security number.

For information, call Lisa Moore at 512-753-3533

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