Blood Drive to Honor Legacy of MLK

The Office of Black Catholics of the Diocese of Austin will sponsor the 14th annual “Blood of the Martyrs” Blood Drive in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The blood donation campaign will be held on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Blood and Tissue Center van will be parked on Chalmers Street between 8th and 11th streets on the Campus of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin to accommodate those who want to give blood. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, have a photo ID and provide a Social Security Number at the time they donate. Advance sign-ups are being taken, so if you wish to donate blood or if you have
any questions, contact Johnnie Dorsey at or (512) 217-9616.