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Vitalant Blood Services in need of donations

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MCALLEN, Texas – Formerly United Blood Services, Vitalant Blood Services is in urgent need of donors. The organization has given two ways to donate blood.

The Vitalant Center in McAllen is located at 1400 South 6th Street and is currently open. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are being accepted; as most people coming are walk-ins. Call 956-213-7500 for more information.

  • Donors are to check-in at the window.
  • Donors will be screened via temperature and questionnaire.
  • In order to avoid mass gatherings, donors are told to wait in their vehicles and a text will be sent when it is their turn.

The Vitalant Bus bank is going around local communities and setting up where they are allowed or requested.  

  • Today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the bus bank will be in the City of Weslaco
  • They require restrooms be available to staff and donors.
  • Appointments are preferred. 
  • Contact number is (956) 213-7500.
  • Most are walk-ins.
  • In order to avoid mass gatherings, the same procedure noted above is being followed.
  • The bus allows 5 donors but only 2 are allowed to donate at a time to establish distancing.
  • Donors will be screened via temperature and questionnaire.

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