Brazos Education Foundation

Office Hours are Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 5 pm) and after hours by appointment.

Phone 254-732-1946

January is National Blood Donor Month

First celebrated in January 1970, National Blood Donor Month raises awareness about the necessity of blood donations and honors donors who help patients. The winter season is an especially difficult time for blood donations. Severe weather causes cancelled blood drives and many potential donors may be infected with the flu.

If you have never donated blood before, this month is a perfect opportunity. Kick off the first month of 2015 by helping others. All blood types are always needed, and although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year. Contact your local blood bank or Red Cross to donate blood. Here are a few quick facts about blood donations. Did you know...

  • Type O-negative is the universal blood type and may be transfused to patients with any blood type.
  • One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood, potentially helping save more than 1,000 lives.
  • More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • Type O-negative is provided for all newborns who need blood.

Thank You to Our Gold Sponsors

  • MCC
    MCC
  • Insurors of Texas
    Insurors of Texas
  • Baylor Law
    Baylor Law
  • TSTC
    TSTC
  • Hankamer
    Hankamer
  • RBC
    RBC
Brazos Education Foundation
Office Location
2612 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX 76710
Phone 254-732-1946

Office Hours are Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 5 pm) and after hours by appointment.

Mailing Address
2600 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76710

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