BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD ON MAY 30 AND 31 IN DICKIES ARENA PARKING LOTS
(Fort Worth) – Justin Boots is partnering with Dickies Arena to support Carter BloodCare, one of Texas’ largest blood centers, to host a blood drive later this month. The blood drive, which will occur May 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Dickies Arena’s Yellow Lot B, will help support Carter BloodCare this summer, which is typically a challenging time for the blood supply.
“Since 1925, Justin Boots has called Fort Worth home,” said Taylor Morton, marketing manager at Justin Brands, Inc. “We’re asking those in good health to support their Fort Worth community by giving blood. While a lot of the world is on hold, the need for blood is ongoing. Blood donation is a great way to support our local hospitals, not just during this pandemic, but throughout the year.”
“Carter BloodCare is privileged to have our name linked to a company that has set the highest standards for more than 100 years,” said Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president and CEO of Carter BloodCare. “Donors at the blood drive will know that they are helping patients in our community whose lives depend on transfusion. Justin’s commitment is legendary and this blood drive continues that Texas tradition.”
WHAT: Justin Boots Blood Drive supporting Carter BloodCare
WHERE: Yellow Lot B at Dickies Arena
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Donors are encouraged to sign up online before arriving, or by calling or texting 800-366-2834. To arrive at Yellow Lot B at Dickies Arena, donors should turn onto Trail Drive from Montgomery Street or University Drive and enter the Yellow Lot at Gate 43. Signage will be in place to help direct traffic to the appropriate lot.
Carter BloodCare has also provided these tips to ensure a safe donation:
- Make and keep your appointment. (If you are not feeling healthy and well, please do not attend.)
- In addition to the current social distancing guidelines provided by FDA and the CDC, we will also observe any social distancing guidelines established by our host partners:
- Effective May 25, all donors are required to wear masks at the blood drive.
- Ensure you remain at least six feet from other donors.
- Drink plenty of water before and after donating to ensure you are well hydrated and eat a good, healthy meal at least two hours before your donation.
- Before you arrive on the day of your appointment, fill out your donor questionnaire on your own mobile device/desktop with QuickScreen.
- Please do not bring children and/or pets to blood drives as they are not allowed into the donation area.
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About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 450,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. Tu centro de sangre comunitario.
About Justin Boots
Justin® Boot Company has been handcrafting western footwear in the U.S. since 1879 when founder H.J. Justin mastered the craft of boot-making using only the finest leathers and quality materials for superior craftsmanship. When you’re wearing Justin Boots you’re always culturally in tune with western fashion, deep in the heart of the western lifestyle. Offering comfortable, authentic western footwear for men, women, and kids for every occasion, Justin Boots are an icon in western culture. The Standard of the West since 1879, Justin Boots remains committed to providing dependable footwear at a value, along with a prominent focus on handcrafting boots in the U.S. with global parts. For more information, visit www.JustinBoots.com.
About Dickies Arena
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.