Blood donors needed


MCALLEN, Texas – The Vitalant Donation Center in McAllen is offering a gift card to buy your turkey. Starting from now through Thanksgiving, in exchange for blood donation.

According to officials, the valley needs 2,500 units of blood a month to sustain all the hospitals in the valley.

The center says the need for O negative blood is currently high as many hospitals require blood transfusions daily.

“A lot of patients in hospitals having surgical procedures obviously we have traumas and car accidents and stuff like that and people who have cancer are also high users of blood products. Blood, platelets, plasma, we provide it all,” said Frank Esparza the Vitalant Regional Director.

You must be in good health and 16 years or older to donate blood.

Vitalant is located on 1400 South Sixth Street in McAllen.

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