January is National Blood Donor Month

Your generous donation will be a lifeline for those in need right here in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The blood supply remains critically low, and donors are needed to meet the demand. A single blood donation can help three patients in need.

Blood can be among the first lines of defense in saving someone’s life and it’s one of the selfless and easiest ways to give back to your community. If you’re a first-time donor or a donation pro, schedule an appointment with University Health to donate blood this January.

Every blood type is special, every blood type is needed, and you are more qualified than you think! Qualified donors are at least 17 years old and weigh at least 115 pounds.

What to know before you go!

  • Blood Donor Services accepts walk-ins, but blood donation appointments are encouraged. Minimize your wait time and book your appointment at DonateBloodToday.com or call 210.358.2812.
  • Registration is easy, just click Schedule Appointment and find the location nearest you. Returning donors can now view previous donations and schedule appointments using their login credentials.
  • Remember to stay hydrated to avoid fatigue.
  • Donors are encouraged to eat 3 hours prior to donating blood.
  • Validated Parking is available for blood donors!

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click here to read about other KSAT Community efforts.

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About the Author

Stephanie Leonard is the Special Events Coordinator for KSAT Community. She enjoys writing and producing video and digital content.

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