Blood donors receive a Halloween Boo Crew T-shirt when they donate blood in October
SAN ANTONIO – Be part of a lifesaving team this October and join the Boo Crew. Members of Boo Crew can save up to three lives when donating blood, but only 3% of the population that is eligible to donate gives.
The need for blood is constant to meet the ongoing needs of patients scheduled for surgery, those who need blood as part of their regular cancer treatments, newborns and their mothers, and many other patients.
Type O blood and platelets are the most needed blood types. While all blood types are important, the demand is especially high for O-negative donors as they make up just 8% of the population, but O-negative blood can be transfused to any patient in emergency situations. Platelets, which have a shelf life of only five days, are often used for cancer patients, as well as emergencies.
As a treat, lifesaving donors will get to take home an official Boo Crew Halloween T-shirt now through the end of October while supplies last.
Donors can make an appointment to donate at one of our nine donor centers or at a community blood drive. To schedule a blood donation, visit SouthTexasBlood.org or call 210-731-5590.