Two blood donation drives planned in Quitman

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Carter BloodCare has scheduled two blood drives in Quitman.

Expo on Health is hosting a blood drive from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at 404 S. Main St. in the Forever Young Activity Center parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Elaine J. Douglas at 903-763-8201.

Peoples Telephone Cooperative is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 102 N. Stephens St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Hurst at 903-763-2214.

Standard eligibility requirements are a minimum weight of 110 pounds, the donor feels well that day, and they present a government-issued photo ID at each donation. Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent, 17-year-olds may give independently, and there is no upper age limit for donating blood.

For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.

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