Blood Center East Texas Nacogdoches set to undergo renovations

NACOGDOCHES, TX  (News Release) – The Blood Center East Texas's Nacogdoches Neighborhood Donor Center, located at 3520 N. University Drive, is set to undergo a makeover this spring. As a result, the center will have limited collection capabilities while the renovations are in progress.

On Thursday, March 4, the donor center will be closed.  From Friday, March 5 through Saturday, May 1, the center will be open for automated donations only. If you have never made an automated donation, which allows you to donate certain components with the rest of your blood returned to you, this is an ideal time to become an automated donor.

The only whole blood donations accepted at the donor center will be autologous, directed and therapeutic donations, for which appointments will need to be scheduled in advance.

Whole blood donors remain very important to The Blood Center's life-saving mission, and are encouraged to continue their commitment during this time by giving at one of The Blood Center East Texas's mobile blood drives. To find a mobile blood drive, individuals may visit The Blood Center's Web site at or call (936) 560-3054.

The Blood Center's Lufkin Neighborhood Donor Center at 202 S. Franklin Street also will continue to accept whole blood donations.  Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health.