Blood drive set for Thursday, Oct. 18

The Meek Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at the Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital Thursday, Oct. 18 from noon until 6 p.m. The blood drive is open to the community. According to information provided by Meek Blood Center, some of the reasons to donate blood are: ‘ To contribute something unique’there is no substitute for human blood ‘ To aid your neighbors’one out of every 10 hospital patients require a blood transfusion ‘ To impact a child’s future by helping a premature baby who is struggling to thrive ‘ To improve a senior citizen’s mobility’joint replacement surgery can involve the use of donated blood ‘ To lend assistance to a cancer patient ‘ To be an everyday hero Those who have questions regarding donor eligibility may call Meek Blood Center at 325-670-2798 or visit www.meekbloodcenter.org. Donors will receive a T-shirt and a complimentary total cholesterol test.

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