By Iuliana Petre

Killeen Daily Herald

The Killeen Daily Herald has teamed up with Carter BloodCare to have a blood drive in conjunction with the upcoming Newspapers in Education book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The blood drive will benefit Central Texans and will take place behind the Killeen Daily Herald at 1809 Florence Road. The Carter BloodCare will park a self-contained blood-drive bus in the KDH parking lot.

"For this particular blood drive, our goal is 30 donors. Unfortunately, we can't draw from every donor that comes in," said Keith Hitt, community outreach director for Carter BloodCare. "We're looking forward to giving out information and educating folks."

NIE, a department in the Killeen Daily Herald, supports local students by providing classrooms with daily newspapers.

Carter BloodCare is the largest independent blood center in Texas and the third-largest blood center in the U.S. It is the primary provider of blood for Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood, and the sole provider of blood for Metroplex Hospital in Killeen and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Temple.

For more information, call Tiffany Muller at the Killeen Daily Herald at (254) 501-7503 or Terry Aslin at Carter BloodCare at (254) 366-9822.

Contact Iuliana Petre at or (254) 501-7469.

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