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Blood Donations in Demand After SXSW Crash

Updated: Thursday, March 13 2014, 10:54 AM CDT

The Blood Center of Central Texas is asking for blood donations. This morning the BCCT delivered multiple blood units to Austin area hospitals to help the victims of the tragic South by Southwest crash that happened early this morning.

The Blood Center has been on appeal for Type O negative and O positive for more than two weeks, but inventory is deficit. Donations are also very light this week due to spring break.

The Blood Center says it relies on volunteer blood donors to give the gift of life.

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also schedule an appointment by calling 512-206-1266. The Center’s website is inyourhands.org.

Donor Centers:

Austin Donor Center, 4300 N Lamar Blvd

Sunday: 10am – 3pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 5pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 8am – 6 pm

Saturday: 8am – 3 pm

Round Rock Donor Center, 21323 N Mays, Suite 900 (at IH-35, exit 254)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8am - 6 pm

Saturday: 8am – 3 pm

South Austin Donor Center, 9500 S IH-35, Bldg L, Suite 800

(Southpark Meadows: IH-35 South, Right on Slaughter Ln, left on Cullen, behind Wells Fargo)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 6 pm

Saturday: 8am – 3 pm

Basic requirements for donating:

1) 17 years old or older

2) Weigh more than 115 lbs

3) Be in generally good health

4) Bring a photo ID

5) The process takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour 

Blood Donations in Demand After SXSW Crash


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