Commit to give by signing up today, visit All presenting donors will receive a blood drive T-shirt, STAT T-shirt and the satisfying feeling of saving lives! Also present during our blood drive will be The South Texas Food Bank. STAT Emergency Center of Laredo will be donating $3 to The South Texas Food Bank for every pint collected. This will be another great way to show your support for those in need this day.  Prizes will be raffled for those who donate blood. South Texas blood bank will be welcoming and accepting walk-ins as well! We will be looking for your support on August 14th! Remember that your donation can help save three lives!  The most common blood donation is the donation of whole blood, which means that all blood components are collected at the same time.  Later at the laboratory, the blood will be separated into components (red blood cells, platelets, plasma).  Actual donation time of whole blood is about 10 minutes. To schedule an appointment call Liza Guzman, Donor Recruitment Consultant at (956) 236-8662.