Be Someone’s Hero: Save A Life, Give Blood!
The Georgetown Recreation Center is proud to invite We Are Blood (formerly the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas) to come in every few months. We offer 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.
- You must be at least 17 years old and in good health.
- Eat a good meal prior to donation.
- 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)
Please preregister online at wrbdonor.org.
UPDATE: Procedures have been modified to follow CDC COVID-19 protocols. Beginning October 28, 2020 We Are Blood will conduct COVID-19 antibody testing on all donations. Please visit We Are Blood for more information.
time & location TBD
January 15, 2021
March 19, 2021
May 21, 2021
September 17, 2021
November 19, 2021
Who Can Give Blood?
To donate, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors must pass a physical and medical history examination prior to donating.
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.