JHG Texas’ 2nd Pandemic Blood Drive
“Texans Helping Texans”
Until December 24th, 2020
Dear Friends of JHG Texas,
We hope this note finds you well and wish you a wonderful Christmas season.
We would like to challenge you – our friends, supporters and members – to donate blood at either an American Red Cross blood drive or Carter BloodCare Center during the days leading up to Christmas once again. As many of your know this is our second Blood Drive for the year and, as we see spikes in COVID infections across the country again, a truly important act of charity. How could we possibly show our respect, love and care for one another in better ways than to truly help someone who is sick at this time.
Donating blood is simple and easy and we have listed several resources to help you below. Please note that you may need to make your appointment with a drive or center a few days in advance. As before we greatly welcome photos from you to commemorate the occasion, however, absolutely understand if you wish to skip this step. Last, please ask your family, friends and loved ones to join us in our donation as well.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at all times.
Please stay safe and healthy!
Blood Donation Resources
American Red Cross
For those of you not familiar with donating blood, there is a lot of information on the Red Cross web site. You can find the broad information using this link and then using the “Donate Blood” tab to see the specifics: https://www.redcrossblood.org/
Red Cross App
You may also download the Red Cross app and use that to find blood drive locations and times easily. For more information, use the following link: https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html
Red Cross Travel Form (for travel outside U.S. within past 3 years)
If you are donating at a Red Cross Blood Drive, you may want to download and complete the following document if you have traveled outside the U.S. within the past 3 years, such as Brussels, Belgium. J
The main site for Carter BloodCare is: https://www.carterbloodcare.org/ This page also provides a lot of information about blood donation.
Scheduling an appointment at a blood donation center
The following site provides the addresses, days/times of operation and links to each blood donation center: https://ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/centers
This web page provides information on if you are or not eligible to donate blood based on medications you take, travel locations, and other health-related issues: https://www.carterbloodcare.org/eligibility/