The Blood Center of Central Texas continues to struggle to meet the hospital needs for O negative blood. Since O negative is the universal blood type that can be used by anyone in emergency situations, it must be replenished on a daily basis. Supplies are not meeting the demand. Hospitals are currently stocked at seventy-five percent of their required par levels and The Blood Center’s shelves are at fifty percent of the level needed for emergencies.
The critical need to bring all blood supplies to a safe level at this time is especially important since spring break is quickly approaching. Historically, this is a time when donations fall because schools are on holiday and increased travel.
The Blood Center encourages all eligible O negative blood donors to donate at your earliest convenience at one of the three donor centers or mobile blood drives to help bring the blood supply to a level that can meet the demands of our community.
Round Rock Donor Center, 21323 N Mays, Suite 900 (at IH-35, exit 254)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8am – 3 pm
South Austin Donor Center, 9500 S IH-35, Bldg L, Suite 800
(Southpark Meadows: IH-35 South, Right on Slaughter Ln, left on Cullen, behind Wells Fargo)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8am – 3 pm
Roger Beasley Mazda South
4506 S Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78745
March 29, 2014, 10am-12noon
Join Majic 95.5's Alex O'Neal from 10am-12noon on Saturday, March 29th at Mazda South on the motor mile along IH-35 South between Ben White & Stassney. The Austin Humane Society will be on site with pet adoptions, free food and prizes and the Grand Prize winner of the Mazda Miata will be announced! Raffle tickets sell out every year so get yours TODAY before it's too late!
Get a ticket, save a life and win a Mazda Miata! Roger Beasley Mazda has graciously donated a beautiful Mazda Miata to the Austin Humane Society to raffle off! You could win this gorgeous car...all you have to do is buy a raffle ticket. Only 5,000 tickets are sold and can be purchased at participating Austin Area Mazda dealers or online at AustinHumaneSociety.org.
Two-day, 180 mile Journey from Houston to Austin
Saturday, April 12th, 6:00am through
Sunday, April 13th, 4:00pm
The largest event of its kind and the leading fundraising ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will take place on April 12-13, 2014. Approximately 12,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the two-day, 180-mile journey from Houston to Austin. The 2014 BP MS 150 aims to raise $18.5 million to fund cutting-edge research and support programs and services benefiting thousands of families impacted by multiple sclerosis and served by the National MS Society. Registration is available at bpms150.net. The 2014 registration fee is $130, and a minimum pledge of $400 is required for participation. Individuals, families and groups are also encouraged to volunteer for the more than 3,000 positions in Houston, Austin and along the route.
The ride will begin in Houston on Saturday, April 12 and finish in downtown Austin in front of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum near the State Capitol on Sunday, April 13, following an overnight celebration at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange. Cyclists have the option to start at one of three starting points on Saturday: Tully Stadium Stratford High School 1050 Dairy Ashford St. Houston, TX 77079 Rhodes Stadium Katy High School 1733 Katy Fort Bend Rd. Katy, TX 77493 Waller Stadium Waller High School 20735 Stokes Rd. Waller, TX 77484.
Concordia University | Austin TX
Saturday, April 26th
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure.
The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.
Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk!
AT&T Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Ave | Austin TX
Friday, May 2, 2014
Part of a nationwide campaign, this annual gala event supports the South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, celebrating the 13 local candidates who dedicate 10 weeks raising funds for blood cancer research and treatment. The male and female who bring in the most money for LLS will earn “Man & Woman of the Year” titles for the South Central region. All candidates are raising funds in honor of this year’s Boy & Girl of the Year, two local children currently in remission from blood cancer, along with all patients and their families.
The Grand Finale includes cocktails, food, a silent and live auction. Attend this fun, elegant event while doing your part to help blood cancer research. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Every 10 minutes, someone dies. And leukemia still causes more deaths than any other cancer among children.