Let me first say, I hate needles. There are very few things I’ll willingly admit I’m afraid of but the thought of needles entering my skin is one of them.
However, I’ve learned getting over my fear of needles can legitimately help save lives and it’s important that East Texans realize they have the opportunity to do the same through Carter Blood Care.
Carter Blood Care has more than 26 locations all over North, Central and East Texas, including in Tyler. It holds several blood drives, and all kinds of events and fund raisers for people of all ages.
For example, back in June, blood donors received a special Buy-one-get-one-Free ticket offer to a Texas Rangers game. Their names were also entered to win a pair of suite tickets and 10 lucky donors walked away with lower-level tickets to an exclusive VIP tour prior to a Rangers game.
A month later, just this past July, donors earned points for a gift certificate that could be redeemed for a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream. The same contestants were also eligible to win a free weekend getaway to a bed and breakfast in Brenham and tickets to a Rangers game. On top of that, one lucky winner received a year’s supply of Blue Bell ice cream.
With baseball season heating, Fox Sports Southwest is now offering blood donors in August with a chance to win tickets to watch the Rangers or team of choice.
If that’s not enough motivation, just remember, a pint of blood can save about three lives.