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December 23rd, 2011
Blood drive slated for Dec. 27-28


The Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the Blood Center of Central Texas will sponsor the Holiday Heroes Blood Drive on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28. The goal of the drive is to accept at least 100 donors, which could save 200 lives, blood drive organizers said.

Jeffrey Jordan, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said the first donors at each donation location will receive a free T-shirt. A representative from Sac-n-Pac will also be at locations with prizes.

“Please come and help the Sheriff’s Office save lives by donating blood,” Jordan said. “All blood donations go to help the hospitals that serve the citizens of Hays County.”

There will be three donation locations throughout Hays County on Dec. 27:

• Cabela’s Parking Lot in Buda from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• HEB Parking Lot in Dripping Springs, Texas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Hays County Courthouse on the Square in San Marcos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be one blood drive location on Dec. 28 at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center in San Marcos, in Training Room B from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Donors may schedule appointments at

Walk-ins will also be welcome, Jordan said.

The blood drive’s sponsors are the Blood Center of Central Texas, Cabela’s, HEB, Print This, Sac-n-Pac, CFAN, Randolph Family Medicine, Seton Medical Center Hays, Hays County, the Hays County Law Enforcement Association, Nutty Brown Café, and Trattoria Lisina.

Those with questions about the drive may contact Jordan at (512) 393-7373 or


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