January is National Blood Donor Month. Start off 2020 by giving back to others by donating blood and helping save lives. The next Lakeway Community Blood Drive will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 18 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
During National Blood Donor Month, resolve to donate as often as you can this year. You can donate in Lakeway in January, March, May, July, September and November – the third Saturday, every other month.
Winter weather can make maintaining blood supplies more of a challenge. In keeping with National Blood Donor Month, We Are Blood expects to have a special promotion for donors at the January drive. Contact drive coordinators for details.
Organizers give prospective donors with appointments priority during the donation process. Walk-ins are always welcome, too – and needed.
To schedule an appointment or for information, contact the coordinators at email@example.com or visit www.wrbdonor.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. If you have had a recent vaccination or are considering one, have traveled internationally, or are currently taking antibiotics or other medications, take a look to see what might – or might not – impact your ability to donate.
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 liquids before donating.