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The Woodlands Family YMCA to Host Blood Donor Coach January 25 during National Blood Donor Month

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Family YMCA will host the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Blood Donor Coach January 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Shadowbend YMCA, located at 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands. The event coincides with National Blood Donor Month, recognized every January.

January National Blood Donor Month YMCA Donor Coach Gulf Coast Reginoal Blood Center

With no substitute for blood, the role of donors in sustaining a huge range of medical care is essential. 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 1000 units of blood EACH DAY in order to provide necessary blood products for patients around the Houston area. Every blood donor counts!

Five reasons why blood donations are so important:

  1. It’s an act of kindness & compassion.
  2. The need is GREAT.
  3. Supply can’t always meet demand.
  4. It takes less than 60 minutes to save lives.
  5. Someday, you may need someone to do the same for you.

 

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The YMCA is Here for You. The Woodlands Family YMCA, in collaboration with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, will host the Blood Donor Coach on January 25, at the Shadowbend YMCA location to help address the critical needs of blood supply for local hospitals. FREE t shirt for ALL donors.

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. Your donation could mean the difference between life and death for someone, and that’s why we’re so grateful for you. Thank you for helping us save lives when patients need you the most.

All donors are encouraged to register online for your preferred time and date. Walk ups are welcomed. Please remember to Eat, Drink, and Bring I.D. For more information visit www.giveblood.org or call Roxanne Davis, 281-681-6730.

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