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The Woodlands Family YMCA to Host Blood Donor Coach

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Family YMCAs, in collaboration with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, will host the Blood Donor Coach on July 16, at The Woodlands Family YMCA Shadowbend location, to help address the critical needs of blood supply for local hospitals. Give blood and receive a free Covid-19 ANTIBODY test and free beach towel.

The Woodlands Family YMCA Blood Donor coach addressing needs of Local Hospitals
PHOTO: The Shadowbend YMCA will host the Blood Donor Coach on July 16, 2021.

All donors are encouraged to register online for your preferred time and date. Walk ups are welcomed. Giving one’s blood to save a patient’s life is easily recognized as a profound act of generosity. With no substitute for blood, the role of donors in sustaining a huge range of medical care is essential.

 

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Unfortunately, as the pace of life accelerates, value systems shift, and communication channels fragment, blood banks are more frequently struggling to keep the blood supply up to meet demand.

Overall, the pandemic year’s disruptions have worsened this trend. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs to collect a minimum of 800 units of blood EACH DAY in order to provide necessary blood products for patients around the Houston area. Every blood donor counts!

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, information visit www.giveblood.org.

 

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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! 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 us on the web at ymcahouston.org.

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