March 10th — The Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Holiday Blood Drive was held on Thursday from 9:45am – 12:15pm in the Stone Oak Office parking lot. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, green and gold beads were handed out along, with sweet green treats. All of the donors received a T-Shirt as well designed with its uniquely wonderful message of giving, ”Be The Type.” We exceeded our expectations and had a record 19 people sign up plus folks who “dropped-in”. Our goal was 11 pints of blood and we collected 14 pints!
The buses that visit us are small and the wonderful team from The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center work hard. We wanted to offer an outlet for those that still wanted to give but perhaps ran out of time. There is a location very close just off Northwest Military and Loop 1604 where donors can drop by – you can even schedule an appointment online here.
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Shavano
Blood Donation Center
4079 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: (210) 736-8920
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday · 9am–5pm, Monday & Sunday • 11am-6:30pm
This marks our 16th year participating in semi-annual blood drives for South Texas Blood & Tissue Center and we hope to continue for many years to come.
Here are some donor FAQs courtesy of South Texas Blood & Tissue Center:
How do I benefit from making a donation?
Answer: You receive a mini-physical (pulse, temperature and iron check) and the satisfaction that come from saving lives.
Are the health history questions necessary every time?
Answer: The FDA requires that all blood centers ask about your medical history every time you donate to ensure the safety of the blood supply. You have to wait a certain amount of time between donations. A lot can happen in that time. The questions serve as a layer of protection for patients who receive blood.
How long does donated blood last?
Answer: Refrigerated red blood cells can be stored for up to 42 days. Plasma is frozen and stored for up to one year. Platelets can be stored for only five days.
How will I feel afterwards?
Answer: After resting for five to ten minutes and enjoying refreshments to replenish your fluids, you should feel just fine and ready to continue your daily activities. You should refrain from heavy lifting or extreme physical exertion for 24 hours and you’ll feel great knowing you have helped save three lives.
If you would like to sign up for our next donation please contact:
Denise Barnhill, REALTOR®,
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste. 101 • San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 483-6314 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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