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Shadowbend YMCA to Host Blood Donor Coach in January

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – January is the beginning of a new year and the perfect time to start the year celebrating National Blood Donor Month. Due to increased seasonal illnesses during the winter months and inclement weather conditions, donations of blood and platelets decline and demand increases.

The Woodlands Family YMCA Blood Donor coach addressing needs of Local Hospitals

Did you know one in seven people will need blood at some point in their lifetime, but only one in 20 eligible donors will donate? That’s only five percent! The YMCA is Here for You. The Woodlands Family YMCA will host the Blood Donor Coach on January 29th, at the Shadowbend location to help address the critical needs of blood supply for local hospitals. A free Covid-19 ANTIBODY Test is provided with blood donation.

Shadowbend YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Place

Friday, January 29th, 9am – 1:30pm. Make an appointment at www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/324193.

 

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All donors are encouraged to register online for your preferred time and date. Visit www.giveblood.org. Walk Ups are welcomed.

Please remember to Eat, Drink, and Bring I.D. The Blood Center now requires all donors and staff to wear face coverings. We want to make sure we’re protecting one another from COVID-19 while we help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. For more information visit www.giveblood.org/donate/covid-19-response.

 

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Giving blood remains an essential service during the pandemic. Collecting blood is a marathon, not a sprint. Blood donors are needed to consistently give now and in the future. Thank you for helping us save lives when patients need you the most. For more information call Roxanne Davis, 281-681-6730.

First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city’s leading nonprofits dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all – regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 29 YMCA centers, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit ymcahouston.org.

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