Blood Drive February 23 – sign up today!

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Want to save lives across North, Central, and East Texas? Plan to donate blood on February 23! Before and during our Mardi Gras celebration that day, the Carter BloodCare Mobile Unit will be parked in our lot. The majority of blood needed to save lives comes from donors at blood drives like ours.

Sign up today!

You can sign up online here. Simply click next to the time slot you prefer & follow the prompts!

Not so online savvy? No problem! You can phone Anika Rinker in the church office at 817-431-2396, or email her at

General Information

All donors must present a valid photo ID at the time of donation. IDs must be issued by state (DL or ID), school or U.S. government (passport, military ID, resident alien ID, green card or work visa).

Age: At least 16 years of age and in good general health. Sixteen-year-olds must have written parental consent. There is no upper age limit.
Weight: Minimum of 110 pounds.
Eating: Eat a low-fat meal 2-4 hours before giving.
Drinking: Drink lots of water or juice before and after donating. Avoid alcoholic beverages for 12 hours before and after donating.
Strenuous activity: Avoid for 12 hours after donating. Individuals with a hazardous or strenuous job should donate at the end of their work shift. Avoid lifting or pulling with the arm used for donation for 24 hours.

Other eligibility guidelines are here. Read or download Tips for a Successful Donation. Got other questions? Frequently asked questions are here.

Donating blood is a great way to serve our community. If you’d like to donate at a time and place other than at our church blood drive, please find a location.