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Lake Pointe Church to host Rockwall Community Blood Drive

Carter BloodCare is grateful for donations: blood shares life, hope with others

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 28, 2019) Giving thanks is a good way to start your day, especially if you enjoy excellent health. Carter BloodCare is thankful for the hundreds of members of our community that volunteer to give of themselves through blood donation, to support local patients. Giving just one pint of blood – the approximate amount that is collected – can save three or more lives. This is because today’s technology allows the blood center to separate whole blood into at least three products: red cells, platelets and plasma.

Cancer patients are often prescribed platelet transfusions to offset the side effects of disease treatments. Platelet donors are also in demand to support other patients, such as those that undergo heart surgery. These procedures are performed frequently in hospitals throughout the north, central and east Texas areas served by Carter BloodCare. Platelets have a short shelf-life and more than 100 platelet donations are needed each day to help maintain the requirements for patients.

Carter BloodCare is grateful that Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall is hosting a blood drive from 8am to 1pm, November 9 at 701 I-30. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Mike Larriviere at .

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 or text 800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.

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