Two blood drives in Sweetwater on March 15

March 12, 2012

New guidelines may qualify more donors

The Meek Blood Center bloodmobiles will be at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Lions Club building on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from noon until 6 p.m.
Meek Blood Center recently revised their guidelines regarding many medications and medical conditions, which will qualify more people as blood donors. Those who have been deferred for medications and medical conditions in the past are asked to call 325-670-2798 to inquire about eligibility.
Blood donors are needed on a daily basis to take care of patients with a variety of medical needs and conditions. The need for a blood transfusion is usually immediate, and adequate supply of all blood types that has been processed and tested must be available at all times. There is no artificial substitute for human blood. All blood products used for blood transfusions must come from volunteer donors. Meek Blood Center supplies all of the blood used for patient care at seventeen area hospitals covering fourteen counties, including Rolling Plains Hospital.

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