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iUTMB  •  Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 8:30 AM

UTMB to Launch “Give to Live’’ Summer Blood Drive Campaign

UTMB is often called upon to provide care under extraordinary circumstances, such as the recent refinery fire in Beaumont that sent several patients to our Blocker Burn Unit in need of blood transfusions. Every day, an adequate, consistent blood supply is critical to our patient care mission.

Because the need for blood donations is particularly high during summer months, UTMB is launching a “Give to Live’’ Summer Campaign. All successful blood donors who donate two times between May 6 and Sept. 6 will receive campaign incentives.

For the first donation during that time period, the donor will receive an “Out for Blood’’ t-shirt.  For the second blood donation before Sept. 6, the donor will receive an “Out for Blood’’ beach towel.

All donations must be made at the UTMB donor room Monday through Friday, or during a departmental blood drive. To schedule a blood drive in your department, please contact Laurie Hartrick, donor recruiter, at 409-772-6551 or at llhartri@utmb.edu.

The UTMB Donor Room in Galveston is in John Sealy Annex, 5.212 and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 409-772-4861.
The UTMB Donor Room at Victory Lakes Town Center is at 2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 4, League City, 77573. It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 832-505-2016.