A blood drive is planned Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Panola College, 1109 W. Panola St. in Carthage.

The Carter BloodCare bus will be parked in the parking lot in front of the ballroom. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Jody Harris at (903) 693-2011.

Carter BloodCare encourages donors to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to two hours before giving blood. Donors must weight at least 110 pounds, feel well that day and have a government-issued photo ID.

Eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to two hours before giving blood. Standard eligibility requirements are a minimum weight of 110 pounds, the donor feels well that day and presents a government-issued photo ID at each donation.

For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org