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      National Donate Life month kicks off at Coffee Memorial Blood Center

      Coffee Memorial Blood Center hosted the National Donate Life kickoff event on March 28.

      Coffee Memorial Blood Center hosted the National Donate Life kickoff event on March 28. Coffee memorial Blood Center, Donate Life Texas -- locally known as LifeGift -- Northwest Texas Hospital and Baptist Saint Anthony's along with several other sponsors teamed up for the month of April to raise awareness on the need for blood donation and organ/tissue donation.

      The more people who register to donate their organs and the more people who donate blood, the more lives can be saved.

      A Northwest Texas Hospital Lifestar helicopter and a Baptist Saint Anthony's ambulance were scheduled to be on display. Lifestar treated one of he the rcipients, Alex McCausland, 16, to a trip over Amarillo with his brother Evan.

      To learn more about donating blood or becoming a donor, contact Coffee Memorial Blood Center at (806) 358-4563.