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July 26, 2016

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Did You Know?

• 2,000 pints of donated blood are used each day in the United States.

• Someone needs blood every 3 seconds.

• By giving 1 pint of blood it will save the lives of 3 people.

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5 Steps to Donating

1. Preparation

Drink plenty of water the day before your blood donation. The night before your donation, be sure to eat a hearty meal and get plenty of rest. Eat a well-balanced meal one to two hours prior to donation and remember to drink water throughout the day and limit caffeine intake.

 

2. Register to Donate

Click below to register to give blood or you can register at one of our giving locations. You will be asked to present a photo ID when you arrive onsite.

 

3. Medical History

The Carter BloodCare staff will go through a brief overview with you to assess your health to make sure you are healthy enough to donate.

 

4. Quick Physical

Carter BloodCare Staff will check your pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and hemoglobin count to make sure you are an eligible donor. Carter Blood has a weight minimum requirement of 110 pounds.

 

5. Blood Donation

The total whole blood donation process takes about 10 minutes and collects about one pint of blood.

Donation Sites

 

Potters House Main

6777 West Kiest Blvd

 Dallas, TX 75236

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM


Potters House North Dallas

10501 Main St

Frisco, TX 75035

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Potters House Fort Worth

1270 Woodhaven Blvd

Fort Worth, TX 76112

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

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Sign up to give blood or volunteer today!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE VISIT

CARTERBLOODCARE.ORG