Tyler Junior College hosts 50-Gallon Challenge blood drive March 27 – 31

TJC, Carter BloodCare team up in 12th annual event for Texans in need of lifesaving blood

Tyler, Texas (March 13, 2023) – Tyler Junior College is stepping up to the Challenge.

This month, Tyler Junior College (TJC) and Carter BloodCare are teaming up for the 12th annual 50-Gallon Challenge blood drive. The annual five-day event challenges TJC students and faculty to collectively donate 50 gallons – equal to 400 units – of blood, which could help 1,200 Texas patients in need of lifesaving transfusions. 

The blood drive takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31, in the Apache Room of TJC’s Rogers Student Center at 1401 E. Lake St.

As thank-you incentives, each donor will receive a 2023 commemorative TJC T-shirt; a 24-ounce, insulated “Give for Texans” water bottle from Carter BloodCare; and daily prizes from local businesses.

Appointments are appreciated; walk-ins are welcome. To set a time to save lives, visit CarterBloodCare.org, click the “Donate Now” tab, and search by sponsor name “Tyler Junior College” to find the complete five-day schedule.

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 440,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products.

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