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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 4:30 am

Carter BloodCare is conducting the following blood drives this week:

  • Central Texas College Department of Nursing is hosting a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot at 6200 W. Central Texas Expressway. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, calll Christine Dye at (254) 526-7161.
  • The city of Killeen and the Killeen Independent School District are hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Family Fitness and Wellness Fair with Celebrate Killeen in the parking lot at 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, call Vhonda Gilmore at (254) 336-1684.

Potential blood donors can volunteer beginning at age 16 with a parent’s consent, and 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper-age limit for giving.

All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID each time they donate.

It’s also recommended that donors eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood.

For more information about donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call Carter BloodCare at (800) 366-2834 or go to carterbloodcare.org.

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