Carter BloodCare will hold the third annual â€ś40-gallon challengeâ€ť blood drive at UT Tyler from Monday through April 18.
The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on the Carter BloodCare buses in front of the student center.
â€śCarter BloodCareâ€™s 40-gallon goal translates to 960 lives saved,â€ť according to the news release.
All donors will receive a cap and will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card.
Potential blood donors can be 16 years old with a parentâ€™s consent; 17-year-olds may donate independently. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID.
Ideally, a donor also should eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before giving blood.
For more information about donor eligibility, call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-DONATE-4 or visit carterbloodcare.org.