Hendrick Regional Blood Center hosted a blood drive on campus Tuesday.
The drive was held in the parking lot between the Brown Library and Hardin Administration from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Two bloodmobiles will be available, and all donors will receive a T-shirt.
This blood drive follows one another, where a record 91 donors showed up to give blood for the Dia De Los Muertos Blood Drive on Friday.
The previous drive was hosted by the Abilene Eye Institute and the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Center, becoming the fourth drive hosted by the two entities.
The Dia de los Muertos drive took place at 2120 Antilley Road in the Abilene Eye Institute parking lot from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Local stations KRBC and KTAB along with Telemundo Abilene advertising for the drive.
Donors in the Hendrick Regional Blood Center drive were entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Dallas Cowboys home game on Thanksgiving Day. The winner was announced at the end of the drive.
“This blood drive means saving lives–It also means being prepared,” said Christy Talamantes, Abilene Eye Institute clinic administrator.
Victoria Cockerell, surgery center director at the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Center, said the blood goes to any resident in need in the Big Country or anyone connected to the Blood Center. The center will even render a phone call to the donor whose blood helped save a life. The drive typically averages 50-60 donors.
The donating process was relatively simple. A potential donor had to have proper identification, fill out paperwork, and have their iron checked before donating.
“It’s a great cause to help out the community,” said Talamantes.