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January 25th, 2010
CTMC schedules blood drive

STAFF REPORT

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), 1301 Wonder World Drive, will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 4 on the first floor in the main classroom.

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

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

Residents wishing to participate can sign up for the event and find information about donating at www.inyourhands.org. When registering online specify sponsor code CTMC. Each participant must bring a photo ID and a social security card.

For more information, call Lisa Moore at  (512) 753-3533.

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