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Friday, March 28, 2014

National Donate Life month kicks off at Coffee Memorial Blood Center

Connect Amarillo | Grayson Edds

AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Coffee Memorial Blood Center hosted the National Donate Life kickoff event on March 28. Coffee memorial Blood Center, Donate Life Texas -- locally known as LifeGift -- Northwest Texas Hospital and Baptist Saint Anthony's along with several other sponsors teamed up for the month of April to raise awareness on the need for blood donation and organ/tissue donation.

The more people who register to donate their organs and the more people who donate blood, the more lives can be saved.

A Northwest Texas Hospital Lifestar helicopter and a Baptist Saint Anthony's ambulance were scheduled to be on display. Lifestar treated one of he the rcipients, Alex McCausland, 16, to a trip over Amarillo with his brother Evan.

To learn more about donating blood or becoming a donor, contact Coffee Memorial Blood Center at (806) 358-4563.
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