Stephenville Rotary Club praised by Carter BloodCare for its commitment to increasing blood supply.
Special to BTS NEWS
The Stephenville Rotary Club was recognized with Carter BloodCare’s Community Hero Award for its commitment to hosting blood drives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Community Hero Award showcases the commitment to hosting frequent blood drives and the ongoing support of blood donations by this Rotary Club.
Blood drive chair Joe McFarland hosted the club’s first 2020 blood drive in February, prior to the pandemic.
The last blood drive of 2020 was held in December. The club’s annual goal for units of blood collected last year was 303 and the actual collections were 320, a wonderful accomplishment at a time when the blood supply truly needed a boost.
The next blood drive is from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Walmart parking lot.
To reduce wait times, appointments are encouraged and blood donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online on the day of donation, before arriving to give blood.
Donors and staff are required to wear masks; and surfaces are cleaned between each donor.
Carter BloodCare continues to offer COVID-19 antibody testing on successful donations.
For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.