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Baylor Scott & White in Temple in urgent need of blood donations

Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 13:00:49-04

TEMPLE, TX — Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple say they are in urgent need for blood donations.

"Please consider donating if you are well and able. At your donation appointment, you may be asked to maximize your contribution in different ways, such as giving a double red cell, platelet or plasma donation," BS&W said.

Two locations will be accepting donations:

The Baylor Scott & White Blood Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The donor center, on the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple campus, is located in room S115, across from the McLane Dining Room.

A closely-monitored mobile unit will also be stationed daily in the North Tower parking lot of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple beginning March 18. This may offer a more convenient location for community members.

For the safety and convenience of donors and staff, BS&W is asking the community to schedule their appointments by visiting BSWBlood.com or calling 254-724-4376.

In line with new patient and visitation policy in place for COVID-19, all visitors will be pre-screened at entrance points before entering the hospital.