Donating blood a good way to help in times of tragedy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/6/09

Donating blood a good way to help in times of tragedy

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Following the tradegy at Fort Hood, many people across the South Plains have called and wondered what they can do to help out. So we contacted United Blood Services in Lubbock who tell us they have offered to help with blood supply in Fort Hood, but the supply has been taken care of.

Les Long with United Blood Services says a tragedy like this builds awareness that there is always a need to donate blood. "Now of course we would invite people if they would like to come out to make a donation in memoriam of the people who were wounded or the tragic people who were killed in this incident. It would only help us have a supply as we go into the holiday season," says Long.

If you are 16 years or older, healthy, and meet other requirements, you are eligible to give blood. You can call 797-6804 to make an appointment or walk-ins are welcome at 2523 48th Street.

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