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Blood drive to replenish East Texas blood supply

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ATHENS–Athens Masonic Lodge #165 is hosting Carter BloodCare for a blood drive at Brookshire’s Saturday, Jan. 11.
The blood collected will help replenish the drastically low blood supply in the East Texas area.
The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Brookshire’s parking lot at 807 East Tyler Street. The Masons will be providing hotdogs and fixins for all who come and try to give blood. Anyone else can purchase a hotdog for $2, or a hotdog, chips and a drink for $5. Carter BloodCare will be giving a box of Girl Scout Cookies to anyone who attempts to give blood.
“Blood supplies have been depleted by a number of emergency events over the last several months, and a lack of donations” said Blood Drive Chairman for the Athens Masonic Lodge Daniel Hunt. “Replenishing these blood supplies is necessary for emergencies in East Texas.”