LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - KTRE-TV and the Blood Center of East Texas are joining forces for blood drive that will run from July 2-8. All week, people will be able donate at locations in both Lufkin and Nacogdoches.
The blood drive is designed to boost the Blood Center's July 4 blood supply.
According to the Blood Center of East Texas Website, the blood supply usually decreases in the summertime and during the holidays. The donations will be used to help patients in the East Texas region.
Anyone who donates or attempts to donate and credits KTRE will receive a commemorative flag design T-shirt.
In addition to the days that people can donate at the Blood Center's normal locations, people can also donate from 12-6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 at the Brookshire Bros. store located in the Gaslight Plaza Shopping Center (1807 W. Frank Street) and the Brookshire Bros. store located at 1216 South Street in Nacogdoches.
The Blood Center's Lufkin Neighborhood Donor Center is located at 202 S. Franklin. That location's hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
In Nacogdoches, the donor center is located at 3520 N. University Drive. The hours at that location are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Donors who schedule their donation online through the Blood Center of East Texas Website can earn 200 points simply for keeping their appointment to donate. Donors can earn another 200 points by donating at one of the Blood Center's regular donor sites in Lufkin or Nacogdoches.
Points earned as a result of donations can be used to redeem items at the Commit for Life store.
For more information, visit the Blood Center of East Texas' Website.