Austin Duathletes to host blood drive

The Austin Duathletes are partnering with The Blood Center of Central Texas in the coming weeks to honor the Boston Marathon victims.  Please join us.

In honor of the victims and our friends and family who ran the Boston Marathon this past Monday, April 15th, 2013 on “Patriots Day,” we are asking for the Austin Community to donate  blood over the coming weeks to give back to those in  need.  You don’t have to be a runner to be a helper!

“We are all shocked at the idea of such a horrible deed on such a day that is meant to be a celebration of achieving a goal” We are calling out to all our fellow Austinites to donate blood.
“We are runners, spectators, and volunteers. Everyone in Austin was affected by the Boston marathon tragedy in one shape or form.  We may not be able to run to the aid of the victims in Boston, but we can donate our blood to people who need it.”   Alicia Hawley – VP of the Austin Duathletes

The Blood Center of Central Texas is establishing an account for donors to credit their blood donations toward the Boston Marathon tragedy. Any donor that visits one of our fixed sites or mobile drives over the coming weeks and wishes to credit their donation to victims of the Boston tragedy should mention the C225 Austin All In For Boston Blood Drive group code at the time of registration.

Join us:  Starting Saturday, April 20, 2013
Where: All Blood Center of Central Texas Fixed Site and Mobile Locations (See website www.inyourhands.org for locations/hours.)

We’d like to encourage you all to make your  http://inyourhandsonline.org/donor/auth/signin appointment online.

TEXAS STARS Support the blood drive too!
For making a blood donation over the next few weeks the Texas Stars would like to reward you with a complimentary ticket voucher that is good for two free tickets to any first round home game for the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs.   The playoffs will begin within the next few weeks.  Please check TexasStarsHockey.com for the playoff schedule when it is determined.  Playoff vouchers will be on a first come first serve basis.
Texas Stars vouchers will be given to donors April 20 through April 25 at the Blood Center Of Central Texas fixed site donor centers ONLY.  (Vouchers not available on mobile drives)

*While supplies last*

Video about the Blood and Tissue Center of Texas needing blood to help others:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCOjg9_gk9Q&feature=youtu.be

Related article ” Just Keep Running” that discusses how the runnners kept running to the Boston Area Hospitals to donate blood to the victims.

http://www.psmag.com/culture/just-keep-running-55353/

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