Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia is challenging the cities of Irving and Grand Prairie in a blood donation competition. Which city can raise the most blood donors by Aug. 9?
Blood donations help keep the supply robust for emergencies and accidents; it’s these events that require a ready blood supply before they happen. Blood donations are typically low in the summer months, and Dr. Garcia is challenging these two communities to step up to the plate and donate.
Irving residents can donate at any Carter BloodCare donation site, as well as at these upcoming mobile donation bus events:
|July 15||1 to 5 p.m.||Irving City Hall, Parking Lot, 825 W. Irving Blvd.|
|July 15||2 to 5 p.m.||Cartus, 8081 Royal Ridge|
|July 27||9 a.m. to 2 p.m.||The Infinite Agency, 220 E. Las Colinas Boulevard|
|July 31||2 to 4 p.m.||Paychex, 8605 Freeport Parkway|
|Aug. 5||8 a.m. to 3 p.m.||Irving City Hall, Parking Lot, 825 W. Irving Blvd.|
Donation centers can handle more traffic than the mobile donation stations, and anyone wanting to donate is recommended to make a reservation. Be sure to let the Carter BloodCare staff know your donation is for the Irving-Grand Prairie challenge and specifically on behalf of Irving.