SAN ANTONIO –
If you are wanting to give back and make a difference, you may want to think about donating blood.
The last day of the KSAT COMMUNITY Blood Drive hosted by University Health System is Thursday, January 25.
The drive takes place at University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive.
To donate blood, you can also schedule an appointment by calling 210-358-2812.
The importance of donating blood
Dr. Lillian Liao, University Hospital, said, "In order for us to save a life we not only have to stop the bleeding, but we have to replace the blood volume the patient has lost."
One pint of blood can save three lives
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood
Blood has a shelf life of only 42 days
Not sure if your blood will make a difference?
Don't worry Dr. John Daniels from University Hospital said, "there is always a need for every particular blood type."
"With a properly stocked blood bank, we can help save a life that we might otherwise lose," Liao said.
Blood Drive Location
- University Hospital (4502 Medical Drive)
- 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
KSAT COMMUNITY events include a Healthy Heart online test, the San Antonio Book Festival, a school supply drive, a Shred Day and many other activities throughout 2018.
We will provide a list of all the events for 2018 throughout the year.
Thank you to all of our KSAT COMMUNITY partners-- Energy Transfer, San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers and University Health System for making a difference and making these community outreach events possible.
For more updates on how you can give back and get involved, stay tuned to KSAT 12 and KSAT.com.
Don't forget to give back to your community if you can :)
Information courtesy: American Red Cross
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