Donors Invited to "Find the Hero In You" Blood Drive this Weekend
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Kiii-TV is partnering with the Coastal Bend Blood Center this weekend for the "Find the Hero In You" Blood Drive, which will be held at the CCRV off of I-37.
The drive will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
There will be CPR classes, as well as free health food from Schwan's Food Service, and donors will able to ask health questions of a personal trainer.
Coastal Bend Blood Center officials said this month has been especially difficult for collections.
"Our highest percentage of donors are our area high school students. They're not back in school yet," said Leticia Mondragon of the Coastal Bend Blood Center. "They make up over 30-percent of our donor base, so it makes it very difficult for us to have that adequate blood supply on a daily basis. Also, people are taking their last minute vacations before school starts."
The Center said it has only enough blood for everyday needs, but not enough for unexpected emergencies. It supplies blood to 13 medical facilities in 10 counties.