The San Antonio A&M Club has partnered with the South Texas Blood &
Tissue Center again for our annual Blood Drive at Aggie Park!
What: Whole Blood and Platelet Blood Drive
When: Monday, April 26th | 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Where: Aggie Park | 6205 West Ave.
Who: Anyone! It is open to the public.
Young Aggies vs. Ol' Army!
Let's see who donates the most! Young Aggies are typically considered Aggies that have graduated in the last 10 year but for this competition we are going to make it 15 years so we don't give O'l Army too much of an advantage. The group of donors that win, will receive a FREE Monday Lunch & official 12th Man Towel!
Our goal is 50 donors!
or Call 210-731-5555 to schedule an appointment by phone
All donors will receive double online points for the donor store
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The Blood Donation Process:
- You will be asked to present a form of picture ID.
Next up is completion of a health history questionnaire concerning your medical history, lifestyle and risk of exposure to infectious agents. Your answers to these questions will help us determine whether or not you are an eligible donor. You can answer these questions online the morning of to save time.
- If you meet the requirements for donating blood, you will then go through a screening process. At this time a technician will take important vital signs, such as pulse, temperature, blood pressure and iron-level check.
- After you have passed the screening and medical exam, a technician directs you to the donor area where you sit in a comfortable position and proceed with donation. A technician will swab your arm inside the elbow (to prevent infection) and insert a needle into a vein. New sterile equipment (needle, bag, tubing, etc.) is used for each donor.
- After the donation, the needle is removed and a sterile bandage is put on your arm. You can then enjoy some refreshments.
Whole Blood Donation:
Estimated Total Time: 38 minutes total (of that, 10 minutes to give blood)
*Only 20 minutes total if answered screening questions online*
Estimated Total Time: 2 - 2.5 hours
Give Blood & Save 3 Lives!
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