Blood drives at Tyler apartment complexes in July

Published on Friday, 27 June 2014 05:38 - Written by

July is a good time to donate blood, as it can be a peak time for travel-related and outdoor accidents that can require blood transfusions. Additionally, 22 percent of the annual blood supply comes from high school blood drives. Those drives take a break in the summer.

That’s why Tyler Apartment Association is hosting the blood drive at multiple-apartment locations in July, including:

n 9 a.m. to noon, July 1 at The Hudson, 701 Shiloh Road

n 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday at Hunter’s Glen, 5100 Sweetbriar Lane

n 1 to 4 p.m.,Wednesday at Villages on Broadway, 5315 S. Broadway Ave.

n 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday at Autumn Glen, 5207 Hollytree Drive

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 8 at The Ridge, 4800 Paluxy Drive

n 9 a.m. to noon, July 11 at Brookhollow, 200 Thigpen Drive

n 2 to 5 p.m., July 11 at Brookside Village, 400 Thigpen Drive

n 2 to 5 p.m., July 11 at Hollyview, 7101 Waljim Drive

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 12 at Cumberland Place, 2051 W. Cumberland Road

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 14 at Deerwood, 2801 Calloway Road

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 15 at Summerwood, 4350 Old Omen Road

n 9 a.m. to noon, July 15 at Meadowbrook, 4600 Paluxy Drive

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 16 at The Abby, 4917 Thistle

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 17 at The Madison, 5348 Old Jacksonville Highway.

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 18 at Dovetree, 1600 Rice Road

n 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 19 at Stonecreek, 6100 Hollytree Drive

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 21 at The Ashton, 1717 Shiloh Road

n 2 to 5 p.m., July 22 at Royal Crest, 1909 Sybil Lane

n 9 a.m. to noon, July 23 at Towne Oaks East, 3900 Old Bullard Road

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 23 at Towne Oaks, 4001 Old Bullard Road

n 9 a.m. to noon, July 24 at Bullard Crossing, 5105 Old Bullard Road

n 1 to 4 p.m., July 24 at Quail Creek, 4901 Kinsey Drive

n 9 a.m. to noon, July 25 at Grande Hill Estates, 1505 Grande Blvd.

n 2 to 5 p.m., July 25 at The Palomar, 5872 Old Jacksonville Highway

n 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 29 at Salado, 6003 Old Bullard Road

n 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 30 at Fox Run, 2601 ESE Loop 323

n 2 to 5 p.m., July 31 at Bridges on Kinsey, 4411 Kinsey Drive

Volunteer blood donors at any of the blood drives will be automatically entered to win a $500 Visa gift card, courtesy of the Tyler Apartment Association.

Potential blood donors may volunteer beginning at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for giving blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood.

It’s also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.