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Coastal Bend Blood Center to host annual 'Need for Life' Blood Drives

Thomas J. Henry, Coastal Bend Blood Center hold plasma drive
Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-18 20:13:12-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coastal Bend Blood Center is teaming up with Mattress Firm South Texas to host the annual "Need For Life" Blood Drives.

There is a huge need for blood as there has been low blood collections over the last few months, according to CBBC officials.

The Coastal Bend Blood Center also told us it's more important now than ever to restock their shelves in preparation of the Labor Day holiday.

"As always, please if you are well and healthy and can spare about 35 minutes of your time, please do so," CBBC spokesperson Ashley Ramirez said. "We are in need of blood every single day, the need for blood is constant, and unfortunately, it never decreases — but blood donations do, so if you can spare that time please please consider doing so."

There will be two blood drives on Saturday:

  • From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mattress Firm on Moore Plaza
  • And 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mattess Firm at 5 Points in Calallen.

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