Billy Bob’s Texas has partnered with Carter BloodCare for an emergency blood drive. Carter Bloodcare says their current low blood supply is unprecedented. Check out the times and where you can make an appointment.
Concerns over COVID-19 and the closings of schools, universities and businesses have resulted in 4000 canceled blood drives across the country and a dramatic drop in blood donations. The blood banking industry is facing a national emergency and is asking all eligible blood donors to help out. Federal agencies have made urgent pleas for blood donors to give. Fortunately, Billy Bob’s Texas has the operational staff and space to answer the call for help!
Carter BloodCare and Billy Bob’s Texas, with approval from the City of Fort Worth, have teamed up to hold a special community blood drive at the 81 Club this week.
Sunday, March 22 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Link coming soon
Free parking is located in the plaza outside of Billy Bob’s Texas. All blood donors will enter through the plaza gate and be directed to parking and entrance for the 81 Club. Overflow parking will be in the BBT parking lot across the street from the venue on Stockyards Blvd.
The 81 Club allows for the recommended social distancing between donor beds and in waiting areas. Appointments are strongly encouraged to help manage the flow and avoid crowding. Walk-in appointments will be accepted, but extra precautions will be put in place. Donors without a scheduled appointment will check-in with a BBT staff member upon arrival and be directed to a designated waiting area until space is available.
In addition to social distancing, Carter BloodCare’s routine health screening includes asking if a donor is feeling well and healthy. If you have any symptoms of illness, including cold or flu, you should not present to give blood. Blood donors are routinely screened for temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and hemoglobin.
Billy Bob’s Texas is grateful to be able to support those on the frontline — doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers – by offering people a chance to save lives by giving blood.