Blood cen­ter ob­serves na­tional donor month

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

The Blood Cen­ter of Cen­tral Texas is cel­e­brat­ing Na­tional Blood Donor month in Jan­uary by giv­ing donors and those who at­tempt to do­nate at its fixed sites a Na­tional Blood Donor T-shirt. The month aims to raise aware­ness and honor those who do­nate blood.

Blood sup­plies of­ten are at lower lev­els dur­ing Jan­uary due to post-hol­i­day sched­ules, chang­ing weather and cold and flu sea­son although the need for do­na­tions re­mains con­stant, a blood cen­ter news re­lease said.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 115 pounds and be in good health and should bring photo iden­ti­fi­ca­tion when do­nat­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, go to www. in­y­ourhands.org.

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