August 21, 2006

Channel 11 to Hold 16th Annual Spirit of Texas Blood Drive

HOUSTON -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 will hold its annual Spirit of Texas Blood Drive on August 31st and September 1st at the AIG American General Center at 2727 Allen Parkway. Blood donations will be taken from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

Channel 11 will broadcast live from AIG American General in an effort to ensure an adequate blood supply for the Labor Day holiday. In addition, mobile blood units are accepting donations beginning August 21st through September 11th at area Kroger stores, selected malls and neighborhood centers as part of the Spirit of Texas Blood Drive. Channel 11 viewers can go to for a list of donation locations. Those who attempt to donate blood will receive a free Spirit of Texas Blood Drive t-shirt and a coupon for a free pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center officials say each donation can save up to three lives. The Spirit of Texas Blood Drive is sponsored by AIG American General, Kroger, Majic 102 FM and Channel 11.

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