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East Texas blood centers say supplies are at critical levels this weekend

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) – Blood Center officials are encouraging East Texans to help save lives this Labor Day weekend by donating blood.

The Blood Center East Texas is asking for donations to help meet demand for blood.  Through the holiday weekend, local hospitals depend on blood donations for traumas, surgeries, and premature babies.  Blood donations during holiday periods are critical.

The Blood Center is offering 300 bonus points to all who donate at the Lufkin, or Nacogdoches centers now through Monday.  The Nacogdoches center off University Drive will observe special hours for Labor Day.  They will be open from 8am to 4 pm on Monday.

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