The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 130, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page: 8 of 26
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The Albany News
Thursday, December 22, 2005 _
Holiday blood drive set Dec. 29
A holiday blood drive is being
plashed by the Albany Kiwanis
ClUbon Thursday, December 29.
l"he regular event will be held
as usual from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
on the parking lot at the First
Baptist Church on Main Street,
according to Kiwanian Buddy
invites you to worship with us
at 9:45 am
Sermon by Thad Hutchison
> Faith Moves Mountains:
Fincher, who is again helping
coordinate the drive.
A total of seven blood drives
have been held during 2005, set
every eight weeks so that regu-
lar donors will be able to give
each time. Normally, there are
only six events in a year's time,
but because of the way the dates
fell, there will be one extra this
"This blood drive is extremely
important, since it will take place
right after the Christmas holi-
day and right before the New
Year holiday," said Frances
Baker, donor recruiter at Meek
Blood Center. "Blood shortages
often occur during that week, so
a good turnout in Albany would
help boost the supply."
Baker reported that there
were 24 donors at the most re-
cent drive on November 3.
Blood drives are open to the
community and high school stu-
dents who are age 17 and older.
According to statistics pro-
vided by Meek, the need for blood
transfusions is increasing more
quickly than the donations. While
60 percent of people are eligible
to donate, only five percent do.
Every minute approximately
three gallons of blood gets used
in the United States. Blood do-
nors make surgeries possible,
help accident victims,_ furnish
treatment for those who have
blood disease, as well as enhanc-
ing the quality of life for cancer
patients while they undergo
Blood donors must be at least
17 years of age, weigh at least
110 pounds, be in good health
and free of infection. There is no
longer an upper age limit.
According to Baker, blood
donation benefits the donor as
well as the patient receiving
blood. "Studies have shown that
men who give blood at least four
times a year may reduce their
risk of heart disease by 42 per-
cent," said Baker."Many of our
donors say that they actually
feel better after giving blood."
Donors are asked to eat a meal
and to drink plenty of fluids prior
to giving blood.
Each donor at the December
29 drive will receive a compli-
mentary total cholesterol test,
with results available three days
after the blood drive by calling
Donors will also receive a long-
Those who have questions
regarding eligibility are asked
to call Meek Blood Center at
325-670-2798. "We reevaluate
donor qualifications on a regu-
lar basis," said Baker. "If some-
one was ever deferred as a do-
nor, I urge them to call us, be-
cause they may be eligible now."
Photo Provided By Rocky Vinson
Two Albany students placed in the District 3 4-H archery
match held December 17 in Graham, including Chandler
Fields (I), who was second in the junior division, compound
bow class, and Orrin Vinson (r), who finished first in the
intermediate division, compound bow class.
Throckmorton dinner set
The Throckmorton Chamber
of Commerce has finalized plans
for the 12th Annual Brisket Meal
and complimentary Wild Game
Dinner which will be held at the
Youth Center on December 31.
A $300 gift card has been pur-
chased from Academy Sports
which will be presented to the
winner of the drawing for the
grand prize. Other door prizes
are donated by local merchants
Beef, wild hog, deer and vari-
ous other wild game are on the
menu. Price for adults is $8 per
plate, children under 12 years
$5 and children three years and
under are free.
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