Give back and save a life at the 2018 KSAT COMMUNITY Blood Drive

The blood drive is from Jan. 22-25

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - It's a new year to give back and make a difference, San Antonio!

 

A simple way to give back and save a life is to consider giving blood. 

 

Thanks to one of our KSAT COMMUNITY partners, University Health System, there will be a citywide blood drive from Jan. 22-25. 

 

Why you should donate blood 

 

  • 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives

  • Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood

  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.

  • Nearly 7,000 units of platelets & 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.

  • Blood has a shelf life of only 42 days

 

San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States and is home to over 1.49 million people, can you imagine how many lives we could save if more of us gave blood?

 

Blood banks must supply blood for everyday surgeries as well as emergencies that can strike at any time.

 

All you need to do is walk in at one of the locations below, or schedule an appointment at 210-358-2812.

 

2018 KSAT COMMUNITY Blood Drive

 

 The blood drive will be held during Jan. 22-25 at three locations in San Antonio.

 

1. University Hospital 4502 Medical Drive.

  • Monday--Thursday, Jan. 22-25
  • 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday & Wednesday
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2. Texas Diabetes Institute, 701 S. Zarzamora

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.Mm - 2 p.m.

3. University Family Health Center – Southwest, 2121 SW 36th St.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. - 3 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 others 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.

 

(Information courtesy: American Red Cross)

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