Give the gift of life during the Rotary Club’s blood drive on Friday.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

The Stephenville Rotary Club is partnering with Carter BloodCare to host a blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Walmart parking lot.

According to the organization, Type O donations are in high demand.


Here are a few other interesting facts from Carter BloodCare about the importance of giving blood.


• Healthy adults who are at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pound can donate blood every 56 days.


• 32,000 pints of donated blood are used each day in the U.S. and there is a need for blood every three seconds.


• One in 7 hospital patients need blood.


For more information about Friday’s blood drive, call Joe McFarland at 254-592-5695.