Meek Blood Center, Goodwill team up for blood donations

ABILENE, Texas - In the summer months, blood supply is low in the Big Country.

Meek Blood Center and Goodwill teamed up Friday afternoon for a blood drive to increase donations during the slow months.

If you gave blood at the Goodwill on North 1st Street, you were given a free t-shirt and 50 percent discount at any of the Goodwill stores.

A spokesperson for Goodwill said this year has been especially hard after the June hailstorm damaged two of Meek's three donation trucks.

"Sixty-five percent of their blood donations actually come from those mobile centers, so that took a really big hit," said Jenna Rogers, Goodwill communications coordinator.

"During those summer months donations are down anyways because we're not having those drives at schools and so they need a lot of people to come out right now so they don't feel those effects as much in August."

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