In response to the national tragedy now dubbed 9-11, our fine Blood & Tissue Center issued a plea for folks to hold off of donating blood for awhile, due to the rush of support and the anticipated need over a long period of time. Now, thankfully, operations are back to normal. Below is the statement offered on their Web site a few weeks after the tragedies. We couldn't have said it better ourselves: "A Day That United a Nation In our time of greatest need, Central Texans responded by giving their most precious gift ... the gift of life. The Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas thanks the thousands who came to donate and help save the lives of those injured by senseless acts of terror on September 11, 2001. We are grateful for the generous support from individuals and local businesses who provided meals and refreshments for our donors and staff. Your response has filled the blood supply ... for now. As demand rises in the coming weeks, and months, this call must be answered again ... and again. Be a quiet hero. Be a repeat blood donor. Sign a pledge card today. The USA - indeed, the world - will never be the same again. It is comforting to know we share the goal of helping one another. Thank you again for helping your fellow Americans during this time of national tragedy. It's About Life"
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