Quitman Dairy Queen hosting blood donation drive


Quitman’s Dairy Queen is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at 700 S. Main in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Chris Raines at 903-763-4414.

Donors with Carter BloodCare until Jan. 7 will be automatically entered in a random drawing for a 2021 Chevrolet Spark, courtesy of Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial. To see the complete rules, visit carterbloodcare.org/cargiveaway.

Donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online the day of donation, before arriving to give blood. People with and without COVID-19 vaccinations are eligible to donate.

Carter BloodCare staff and unvaccinated donors are required to wear facial coverings at blood drives or donation centers, except when temperature is taken during screening or when eating and drinking after the donation. Vaccinated donors are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks. Carter BloodCare will comply with required mask mandates, as applicable.

Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds can give independently with no upper age limit.