McKINNEY (July 3, 2014) – Carter BloodCare is hosting a blood drive at Medical Center of McKinney (4500 Medical Center Dr.) on Thursday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mobile donation center will be parked in front of the hospital.

Being a blood donor is safe, simple and very fulfilling. Donors can help as many as three to four different patients with just one donation. Blood cannot be manufactured. Individuals who give blood assure an adequate supply is available – possibly saving someone's life.

Potential donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health.  People who present to give blood should eat a nourishing meal before donating and must bring a photo ID. For more information about donor eligibility, call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-DONATE-4 (366-2384) or visit carterbloodcare.org.

No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

 

About Medical Center of McKinney

Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) is a growing 260-bed hospital with a 90-year history of serving the health care needs of McKinney and the surrounding communities. Over the past several years, MCM has strengthened its medical foundations by adding two new surgical robots, a newly remodeled labor and delivery suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), an advanced biplane catherization (cath) lab to treat heart rhythm disorders, and opening the McKinney Senior Health Clinic, which is designed specifically for individuals over the age of 65 on Medicare. Medical Center of McKinney is part of the HCA North Texas Division of hospitals. Medical Center of McKinney will be expanding its services to the community with the addition of a new off-campus emergency department at 380 & Custer in 2015. For more information visit medicalcenterofmckinney.com.