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Due to the 2011 winter storms, 750 scheduled blood drives were forced to cancel, resulting in a national shortfall of more than 28,000 blood donations so far this year. Parsons House Preston Hollow, an assisted living and memory care community, encourages the Preston Hollow community to support those in dire need of these donations by giving blood on Friday, April 29th from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Parsons House Preston Hollow Parking Lot, 4205 West Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220.  Carter BloodCare will be conducting the blood drive.

“Parsons House Preston Hollow staff and residents are committed to supporting the needs of our community and nation,” said Cynthia Filpansick, Executive Director of Parsons House Preston Hollow. “By taking about twenty minutes out of their day, community members can save lives both locally and nationally.”  

Although 60% of the nation’s population is eligible to donate, only 2.5% donate on a routine basis. Cancer patients are often the first affected by blood donation shortages.

  • Blood donors will be offered free snacks, T-Shirts, refreshments and a tour of the Parsons House Preston Hollow community.
  • Individuals who are 18 years of age (17 with parental permission), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your donor card or other form of ID when you come to donate.
  • To reserve a 20-minute time slot or for further information, please call 214-357-7900.

Parsons House Preston Hollow is an assisted living and memory care community that offers a secure and fulfilling lifestyle with all the comforts of home, while offering the experience and skill of a knowledgeable and dedicated staff.  Their assisted living program offers a special combination of housing and personalized support services designed to respond to individuals who need help with activities of daily living, but do not need skilled medical care as provided by a nursing home. Parsons House Preston Hollow promotes maximum independence and dignity for each resident, encouraging the involvement of family, friends and physicians.  For more information or to subscribe to an informative free newsletter with helpful advice and news about senior and caregiver topics, please call (214) 357-7900, or visit

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