Saturday, November 07, 2009

San Antonio blood bank lends support to Fort Hood victims

Lest we Forget
From the San Antonia Business Journal

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has agreed to ship needed supplies of platelets to Fort Hood for the victims of Thursday's tragedy at the Army base.

U.S. Army officials are continuing to respond to a shooting spree at the Central Texas installation on Thursday that left 13 people dead and 30 wounded.

Blood supplies in San Antonio are currently adequate for the San Antonio area and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is on standby to ship units to the Fort Hood if needed.

The blood bank is asking for volunteers who are willing to donate blood for the Fort Hood area. The South Texas region also needs a daily supply of 600 units of blood for hospitals and emergency treatment facilities to help save lives of local patients with cancer and other diseases, organ transplants, surgeries and accident victims. Residents are asked to visit the Web site The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center to schedule an appointment.

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