More than 120 people were injured in the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas -- about 20 miles from Waco -- Wednesday, ABC News reports, leaving many Texans wondering what they can do to help. Here's a simple answer: donate blood.
Multiple blood drives will be held Thursday morning to help the victims. The local Waco donor center opens at 9 a.m. and the Providence Hospital Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Carter Blood Care tweeted. Appointments can also be made through the website. As of early Thursday morning, the CBC’s website was flooded with traffic, but is expected to be back up during regular business hours.
The following locations are Texas donation centers so people who are not near Waco can still help out.
Addison Donation Center
3955 Beltline Rd Addison, TX 75001 Phone: (972) 960-8895
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Allen Donation Center (New)
1328 West McDermott Dr. Suite 250 Allen, TX 75013 Phone: (214) 509-0550
Arlington Donation Center
1618 West Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, TX 76012 Phone: (817) 274-0812
Baylor Donation Center (New)
4201 Gaston Ave. Suite 110 Dallas, TX 75246 Phone: (214) 217-5676
Cedar Hill Donor Center
613 Uptown Blvd. Suite 107 Cedar Hill, TX 75104 Phone: (972) 572-3917
Denton Donor Center
2215 South Loop 288 Suite #335 Denton, TX 76205 Phone: (940) 383-2055
Garland Donor Center
6850 North Shiloh Rd, Suite V Garland, TX 75044 Phone: (972) 437-4483
Grand Prairie Donor Center<%