Tyler Junior College will host an emergency blood drive on Friday to help replenish the blood supplies in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
While other TJC blood drives aid people in the East Texas area, this drive will help in the disaster areas where blood supplies are critically low as people are unable to donate.
Carter BloodCare’s mobile unit will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in the parking lot of Rogers Student Center, located at the corner of Lake Street and Baxter Avenue, on the TJC main campus.
The blood drive is open to all TJC students, staff and the community. Donors receive a free T-shirt.
“College students want to help with relief efforts and sometimes don’t have the resources to give financially, but they are absolutely willing and able to roll up their sleeves and donate blood,” said Lauren Tyler, TJC director of student life.
“Many people in our area are also looking for ways to help; so with TJC’s central location, we want the community to know they can come and donate alongside our students and employees.”
TJC and Carter BloodCare have been community partners for the past six years, joining forces for an annual 50 Gallon Challenge blood drive each spring on the TJC campus.
For those unable to participate in the TJC blood drive, Carter BloodCare is open Mondays-Saturdays at 815 S. Baxter Ave. For more information, call 903-363-0400.