Help rebuild Bay Area's blood supplies
Even if you can't hammer a nail straight enough to join Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's crew of volunteers, you can probably straighten your arm and take a needle for a good cause.
In conjunction with the TV show's arrival in Kemah to rebuild a house destroyed by Hurricane Ike, the Red Cross and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are holding a series of blood drives next week to rebuild blood supplies that have yet to recover from Hurricane Ike.
The Blood Center at UTMB Galveston suffered considerable damage when Hurricane Ike hit in October 2008. The Blood Center also lost two bloodmobiles, but a new bloodmobile will hit the road for next week's blood drives.
The drives planned around the Bay Area:
Monday, Jan. 11
Kemah Visitor's Center at 603 Bradford in Kemah, 2 to 6 p.m.
Dickinson City Hall at 4403 Highway 3 in Dickinson, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Kemah Visitor's Center from noon to 6 p.m.
League City City Hall at 300 W. Walker in League City from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Two Corporate Plaza at 2625 Bay Area Blvd. in Houston from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 14
Kemah Visitor's Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. Click here for Red Cross requirements and here for UTMB Galveston requirements.
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