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Stewart Regional Blood Center 

 

Thanks Donors & Asks Them To Come Back In 56 Days!

According to Lorie Schenck, Director of Marketing & Communications at Stewart Regional Blood Center, "We would like to thank all the East Texans who have donated blood since hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Right now we have four out of eight blood types in the good category, which means we have a three day supply of those blood types, however we also have four blood types in the critical category which means we have less than a one day supply of those blood types.

We need to have all blood types in the good category at all times so that when a disaster hits we are prepared! Everyone who donates needs to mark 56 days out on their calendar as a reminder to donate again. Whole blood can be donated up to six times per year with a shelf life of just 42 days, so we have to have donors every day to keep the supply stable."

Anyone who is in general good health, weighs at least 110 pounds, and is at least 17 years old may be eligible to donate life saving blood. Please bring a valid drivers license and eat a good meal before donating. Golfers are still needed for our " Scramble Fore Life" charity golf tournament will take place at Eagle's Bluff Country Club in Bullard on October 10 th with a 1 pm shot gun start. Golfers interested in playing need to contact Kim Carter, Development Coordinator at 903-535-5352 or visit www.stewartblood.org .

To set up community, business, school or church blood drives or to schedule an educational program with your service organization contact Charlotte Jordan at 903-757-2474. On Tuesday's and Thursday's now through October 13 th Stewart Regional is excited to team up with Brookshire Grocery Company to recognize our donors.

When they donate blood at our Longview, Marshall, Mt. Pleasant, Paris or Tyler Donor Center or on any mobile drive they'll receive their choice of a Brookshire Grocery Company coupon for a free gallon of Red Diamond Tea, a pint of Goldenbrook Ice Cream, or ½ gallon of Dairy Pride Orange Juice.

Longview Donor Center, 504 East Loop 281 across from Super Wal-Mart: 903-757-2474 Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sat

Community Blood Drives for the week of October 2nd -October 12th

Sunday Oct 2 First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Fredonia, Longview, 8am-1pm

Monday Oct 3 Austin Bank, 139 North Main, Grand Saline, 8am-2pm

Texas National Bank of Jacksonville, 300 Neches, Jacksonville, 2pm-5pm

Altra Federal Credit Union, 5523 Troup Hwy., Tyler, 9am-12noon

Citizens State Bank - Replacement Drive for Jana Preston, 3909 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, 9am-1pm

Tyler Junior College, 1400 E. Fifth Street, Tyler, 11am-4pm

Tuesday, Oct 4 Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, 9am-2pm

Trinity Valley Community College, Hwy. 19N Palestine, 9am-3pm

Palestine Regional Medical Center, 2900 S. Loop 256, Palestine, 10am-6pm

Mt. Enterprise High School, 300 W. 3 rd . St., Mt. Enterprise, 9am-1pm

Wednesday, Oct 5 Cayuga High School, Hwy 287, Cayuga, 9am-3pm

Quitman High School, 1011 E. Goode St., Quitman, 8:30am-2pm

Edgewood High School, Hwy. 80 E., Edgewood, 9am-3pm

Jacksonville College, 105 BJ Albritton, Jacksonville, 11am-3pm

Thursday, Oct 6 CBS - Ch. 19 Television Station, 2211 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, 1pm-7pm

Mt. Pleasant High School, (FM 1734) 105 N. Riddle, Mt. Pleasant, 9am-2pm

Friday, Oct 7 Schlumberger, 9965 Hwy 31 East, Tyler, 2pm-6pm

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Health Fair, 526 E. Commerce, Jacksonville, 10am-2pm

Elliot & Waldron Title Co., 681 W. Dallas, Canton, 11am-3pm

Saturday, Oct 8 Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1023 Corinth Road, Jacksonville, 10am-2pm

Applebee's of Paris Blood Drive, 3905 Lamar, Paris, 2pm-6pm

Lindale Countryfest & Bullfest Blood Drive, Eagle Spirit Drive, Lindale, 9am-2pm

Fire Ant Festival Blood Drive sponsored by the Rotary Club Marshall, Wellington & Houston Streets, Harrison, 9am-2pm

Sunday, Oct 9 Replacement Drive for Jana Preston at Shiloh Road Church of Christ, 1801 Shiloh Rd., Tyler, 8am-1pm

Rock Hill Baptist Church, 10768 CR 3405, Brownsboro, 12noon-4pm

Lanes Chapel Untied Methodist Church, 15475 FM 2493, Tyler, 9am-12noon

Tuesday, Oct 11 Urology Associates of Tyler, 700 Olympic Plaza Circle, Suite 700, Tyler, 10am-3pm

Lufkin State School, Hwy. 69N, Lufkin, 10am-3pm

Rains High School, 1651 W US Hwy. 69, Emory, 9am-2pm

Tatum High School, Hwy. 149, Tatum, 9am-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 12 Lapoynor High School, Hwy. 175, LaRue, 8am-12noon Blood Supply as of September 2 9, 2005

Critical: AB- AB+, B+, B- Low: Good: A+, A-, O+, O-

Definitions: Critical: less than 1 day blood supply

Low: 1-2 days blood supply

Good: 2-3 days blood supply

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