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Carter BloodCare Drive

August 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Carter Care Bus
1137 TX-301 Loop
In the parking lot
Paris TX
Mayra Cummings


Paris Junior College Sulphur Springs is hosting a blood drive from 10:00 am until 3:00 Wednesday (Aug 28) at 1137 TX-301 Loop in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Mayra Cummings at (903) 885-1232.

Demystifying blood donation: Saving lives may be as simple as clearing up common myths. Sulphur Springs ISD and Paris Junior College are hosting a community blood drive. If you’ve never donated blood, Carter BloodCare asks that you reconsider. While there are specific reasons donors are deferred from giving, several misconceptions may keep potential blood donors from saving lives.

You are never too old to give. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Currently, almost half of the blood donors are over age 50. Potential blood donors may begin volunteering at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently.

If you have tattoos, you can still give blood. Those with tattoos or body piercings that were performed at Texas licensed and registered facilities are welcomed to donate blood without any wait time between the procedure and your donation.

Taking medications may or may not prevent you from giving blood. Many drugs are acceptable. But Carter BloodCare says if in doubt, inquire first. Carter BloodCare’s staff answer all kinds of questions about donor eligibility, which can be found on the Carter BloodCare web site.

Eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to 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.

For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center, providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the most extensive blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 300,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage, and distribution of blood and blood products. The program is accredited by the AABB, including a laboratory with accreditation for molecular testing of red cell antigens. It is licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.