KSAT Community Blood Drive ends Friday, Feb. 1

Blood drive runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - Kick off the new year saving a life by donating blood!

Thanks to our KSAT Community partner, University Health System, there will be a citywide blood drive from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at University Hospital, located at 4502 Medical Drive. 

Facts about donating blood:

  • One donation of blood can potentially save three lives.
  • Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

Blood drive schedule at University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive

  • Monday, Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 1, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

For more information, visit donatebloodtoday.com or call 210-358-2812.

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health System, Energy Transfer and San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers.

 

 

 

Information courtesy of University Health System.

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