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Wed, August 3|9:30am - 3:00pm
To help offset summer blood shortages, Medical City McKinney is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Wednesday, August 3. The Red Cross bus will be located in the hospital’s parking lot, 4500 Medical Center Drive from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Community members may sign-up to donate online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Every blood type is needed, especially types O positive and O negative, as well as platelet donations. Donors can help as many as three different people with just one donation. Individuals who may rely on blood products include trauma victims, cancer and sickle cell patients, mothers giving birth and premature babies.
Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds can give independently and there is no upper age limit for donors. People are also eligible to donate if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine or had the virus and recovered. Learn more about donor eligibility guidelines here.