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Diamonds offered as prize during blood drive
Trinity Standard - April 2008

TRINITY – Diamond jewelry is being offered as a prize to those who donate blood during a blood drive planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 401 Prospect Drive.
Sponsored locally by the church and the Knights of Columbus, the Diamonds for Donors blood drive will be conducted by the Blood Center East Texas.
All who donate or attempt to donate blood through the Blood Center East Texas during April or May will be eligible to participate in the Diamonds for Donors promotion.
Donors will receive a scratch-off ticket that could make them the winner of prizes, including Commit for Life store points, Commit for Life store items and the grand prize – a piece of diamond jewelry.
By taking part in the blood drive, donors can save as many as three lives. A regular number of blood donations are needed every day for patients in the East Texas regions.
Individuals who “Commit for Life” and donate at least once a quarter are key to meeting this need.
The Blood Center East Texas is the local community blood center and primary supplier of blood products to eight hospitals and healthcare facilities in the six counties surrounding Lufkin and Nacogdoches.
Thos wishing to join the Commit for Life programs are asked to take three steps: 1) donate once per quarter; 2) allow The Blood Center to contact them; and 3) spread the word and encourage others to Commit for Life.
Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Those who are 16 years old, at least 122 pounds and in good general health may donate if they have parental consent.
The donation process is simple and takes only about one hour.
For additional information, call 1-888-433-1733 or visit the website www.givebloodet.org. The Blood Center East Texas, an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, in an independent, nonprofit blood center and is not affiliated with the American Red Cross.

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