We have all read about the unfortunate Boston Marathon tragedy. It is difficult to hear about something so horrific and feel like you can’t do anything to help. Most of us think there isn’t much we can do to help when we live across the United States. However, us Texans can help in such a big way! Carter BloodCare is partnering with Medical City, The Original Pancake House and Run On! to help victims of terrorism and natural disasters. A blood drive will be held at Medical City Children’s Hospital tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We encourage you to come out and donate blood to support Boston victims and to also keep our nation’s blood supply high for future tragedies and disasters. Every donor will have the opportunity to make or sign cards to send to marathon victims, as well as first-responders and doctors who helped and treated victims and survivors.
Fortunately, Boston hospitals had enough blood to treat victims of the Boston Marathon bombings due to citizens donating year-round. The need for new and frequent blood donors is ongoing and growing. Carter BloodCare must see 1,100 donors a day in order to maintain a safe and sufficient blood supply. Medical City, The Original Pancake House, Run On! and Carter BloodCare want to help and fulfill that need and as well as show support for the people of Boston. As a small thank you, all donors will be treated to a free breakfast from The Original Pancake House. Also, in honor of fellow runners injured in the Boston Marathon, RunOn! will hand out coupons.
Don’t forget, all donors who are members of our Great Partners program will obtain points for their donation. If you are a new donor or if you have donated in the past and not currently a member of the Great Partners program, you will automatically be registered to start accumulating points! These points can be redeemed for some pretty cool rewards like T-shirts, blankets, and gift cards to iTunes, Walmart, or Target.
The blood drive will be set up on the first floor of the Atrium of Medical City Children’s Hospital located at 7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230.
For more information about donor eligibility or to make an appointment, call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.