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Paris Regional Medical Center North Campus, Home Depot to host community blood drives

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In July, we honor our nation’s independence and all the sacrifices that made the United States of America possible. Carter BloodCare encourages all eligible blood donors to honor those that continue to fight for our country’s freedom, with a blood donation. Volunteer donors sacrifice one hour of their time to save three lives with each donation.

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Summer is a reminder that blood is crucial for patients and that maintaining the community blood supply is not always convenient. Summer is also a time when blood is most difficult to come by for Carter BloodCare. The community blood program relies on volunteer donors to support patients’ time-sensitive blood transfusion needs. There is no blood substitute for patients requiring transfusions, and each patient receiving blood appreciates the donor for taking time to save their life.

Carter BloodCare invites you to #GiveForLife this summer with at least one blood donation.

Paris Regional Medical Center North Campus is hosting a blood drive from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 23 at 865 Deshong Drive in Lewis Hall. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Elsie C. McKee at 903-737-1397.

Home Depotis hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 27 at 3120 N.W. Loop 286 in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Lanie Wright at 903-571-9667.

Eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one-two hours before giving blood. Standard eligibility requirements are a minimum weight of 110 pounds, the donor feels well that day and presents a government-issued photo ID at each donation.

Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently; and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.