Fresh off a record-setting turnout last month, Lakeway Community Blood Drive organizers are pumped and ready for more donors at the next drive from 8 a.m. to noon on September 21 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
The July 20 blood drive set a record for the most people coming out to donate. Ninety-seven prospective donors came through the doors, more than at any other event in the 10-year history of the blood drive.
“September 21 will provide the opportunity to build momentum and keep the streak going – maybe even set another record,” blood drive coordinator Todd Buikema said.
Blood collected at this drive is dedicated for use in the 10-county area surrounding Travis County. Donors will be helping others and maybe saving a life. Prospective donors with appointments are given priority during the donation process. Walk-ins are always welcome, too. Donors who are unable to schedule an appointment at their desired time may email the coordinators at the address below to be added to a standby list.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact the coordinators at LakewayCommunityBloodDrive@gmail.com or visit www.weareblood.org and search for Group Code A197. The We Are Blood website also includes useful information regarding eligibility and answers to other frequently asked questions. In order to be eligible, donors need to be in generally good health, at least 17 years old and weigh 115 pounds or more for whole blood donations. Photo identification is required. Organizers recommend that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluid before donating.