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BELIEVE in making
By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — Believe in making a difference by donating to the Wellington Community Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the WHS Commons.
“While we serve gracious and giving communities, many businesses are still closed to outside guests or operating from home, many churches are still online, many schools are still virtual or not allowing outside guests,” said Misti Newsom, Coffee Memorial Blood Center consultant. “This limits our ability to have places to go to collect the 125 units of blood we need per day for area patients.”
To schedule an appointment for the Sept. 21 event, call 806-331-8833 or visit yourbloodinstitute.org.
According to Newsom, all donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies to identify potential convalescent plasma donors. Appointments are necessary to participate in the antibody screening. Test results will be made available post-donation.
Donors 16 to 17 years old need parental consent to be screened for COVID-19 antibodies and are not eligible to donate convalescent plasma.
Masks are required for all donors.
“We are thankful that Wellington High School has opened its doors to help out its community as well as others during this critical time,” Newsome said.
All donors will receive a Bigfoot T-shirt, a coupon for a free bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes and one free entry to the Discovery Center in Amarillo.