Blood Center of Central Texas needs O negative blood

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on September 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

AUSTIN -- The Blood Center of Central Texas is in need of O negative blood. The center says it's currently meeting community needs but does not have an adequate backup supply of O negative blood if a trauma or disaster occurs.

The center is encouraging those with O negative blood to visit one of the donor centers or mobile blood drives as soon as possible.

Donor Centers:

Austin Donor Center -- 4300 N Lamar Blvd

Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8am – 3 pm

Round Rock Donor Center -- 21323 N Mays, Suite 900 (at IH-35, exit 254)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8am - 6 pm

Saturday: 8am – 3 pm

South Austin Donor Center -- 9500 S IH-35, Bldg L, Suite 800

(Southpark Meadows: IH-35 South, Right on Slaughter Ln, left on Cullen, behind Wells Fargo)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 6 pm

Saturday: 8am – 3 pm

Minimum requirements for donating include being at least 17 years old, weighing at least 115 lbs for whole blood donation, bring a photo ID and be in generally good health. The process takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

To schedule an appointment, call The Blood Center of Central Texas at (512) 206-1266. Visit the center’s website at www.inyourhands.org to learn more about blood donation or to find a mobile blood drive near you. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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