Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Blood Drives

July 15, 2022 at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bus Parking Area

Come lend a helping arm to support your community and save local lives!
The Georgetown Recreation Center is proud to partner with We Are Blood to host community blood drives. Donors get free snacks and the chance to earn points to score cool prizes! We encourage everyone who is eligible to come and donate – it is so important.

We Are Blood will send a mobile drive bus in order to take more appointments!

There is no need for donors to enter the Recreation Center – just park in the main lot and check in at the We Are Blood bus parked at the southeast corner of the facility near the pools.

Please preregister online at wrbdonor.org or by phone at 512-206-1242 / 512-206-1266. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors with appointments will be prioritized.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be at least 17 years old and in good health.
  • Eat a good meal 2-3 hours prior to donation.
  • Bring a government-issued photo ID.
  • Weight: 115+ lbs
  • Blood Pressure: below 180/100 (checked free of charge)
  • Temperature: within normal limits (checked free of charge)
  • Hematocrit: at least 38% (checked free of charge)
  • Pulse: 50-100 bpm (checked free of charge)
  • For other eligibility questions as well as the latest FDA regulations for blood donation, please visit https://weareblood.org/donate-blood/eligibility/.

 

Before you come in, please read carefully:

  • Please do not enter the bus until your appointment time.
  • Due to Central Texas’ current low-risk COVID-19 status and guidance from our local health authorities and the CDC, face masks are optional. Upon request, staff members will wear masks when interacting with donors.
  • Every donation bed, interview booth, questionnaire computer, and squeeze ball at all donor centers and mobile blood drives are cleaned after each donor’s use. All waiting and canteen recovery areas are cleaned every hour.
  • Donors are encouraged to maintain 6 feet social distancing in our waiting and canteen areas, and distancing is maintained when possible between staff and donors. Staff will step away from donors after the donation process has begun, only coming within six feet of the donor again as needed.
  • In order to keep our blood donors and staff healthy, we ask that any individuals who have recently had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or are suspected of having COVID-19 wait at least 10 days after complete resolution of symptoms OR at least 10 days after a positive test, if no symptoms occurred.
  • If you do not feel well in the days before the blood drive, please cancel your appointment at 512-206-1266.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do everything in our power to protect our donors and our staff.


Upcoming Blood Drives

July 15, 2022
September 15, 2022
November 11, 2022

Why Give Blood?

Giving Blood is Safe: The U.S. Surgeon General and all medical authorities agree that it is not possible to catch any disease by giving blood.

Giving Blood is Easy: Following registration, you will answer simple medical history questions and receive your mini-physical, then you will roll up your sleeve. You will feel only a brief pinch and the 5-8 minute donation will be over before you know it. Afterward, you can relax for a few minutes with refreshments.

Giving Blood is Fast: The entire life-saving process takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour, so please allow time.

Giving Blood Saves Lives: You will be helping children and adults. Because donations are processed into a variety of blood components, each donation can save the life of as many as four people – people with leukemia, cancer, anemia, severe burns, hemophilia and those undergoing surgery for illness or injury. Recipients of organ transplants often require dozens of blood donations. Your donation will help ensure an adequate supply at all times.

Giving Blood Could Benefit Your Life: Your free mini-physical gives you a check for anemia, your body temperature, pulse and blood pressure.