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After the tragic accident on Thursday morning that left two people dead and dozens other injured, the Blood Center of Central Texas delivered multiple blood packs and blood products to local Austin hospitals.

The center is now in need of donations.

The Blood Center's inventory of Type O negative and O positive is currently at a deficit. With this being spring break week, the center has seen very light traffic in terms of donations. They are urging eligible donors to visit one of three blood donation sites to make a donation.

Donor Centers:

Austin Donor Center, 4300 N Lamar Blvd
Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8am - 3 pm

Round Rock Donor Center, 21323 N Mays, Suite 900 (at IH-35, exit 254)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8am - 3 pm

South Austin Donor Center, 9500 S IH-35, Bldg L, Suite 800
(Southpark Meadows: IH-35 South, Right on Slaughter Ln, left on Cullen, behind Wells Fargo)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8am - 3 pm

Requirements for donating blood include being at least 17-years-old, weighing at least 115 lbs for whole blood donations, having a photo ID and be in generally good health. The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

To schedule an appointment, call the Blood Center of Central Texas at (512) 206-1266, or to find a mobile blood drive near you, visit

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