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Whataburger, Carter BloodCare host second annual Lifesavers Challenge

PALESTINE, July 17, 2013--During the month of July, Palestine Whataburger will participate in the Second Annual Lifesavers Challenge. The friendly competition means the Whataburger location that has the highest number of donors will win bragging rights and the traveling trophy. It also means that every donor that gives during the Second Annual Lifesavers Challenge will receive a coupon for a free Whataburger sandwich.

Summer is the most challenging season to maintain the community blood supply. Donors are fewer in number and the need for blood by local hospitals is higher than usual. Giving blood often is the best way to maintain a quality and sufficient local blood supply. Whole blood donors may give every 56 days. Not only can you save up to three lives with one pint of blood, you will also receive a coupon for a free Whataburger sandwich.

Whataburger #579 is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 1717 S. Loop 256 in the parking lot. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Belinda Murphy at 903-574-4513.

For more information regarding the July great rewards for Carter BloodCare donors please visit carterbloodcare.org. To locate a participating Whataburger blood drive near you please visit, http://www.carterbloodcare.org/Locations and access the interactive map by clicking on Community Blood Drives.

Potential blood donors can volunteer beginning at age 16, with a parent’s consent, and 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper age limit for giving. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID each time they donate. It’s also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood. For more information about donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.

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