AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will team up with Coffee Memorial Blood Center to host the Fourth Mission blood drive on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the VA hospital, located at 6010 W. Amarillo Blvd.

The VA noted that an appointment can be made to donate blood by calling 806-331-8833 as no walk-ins will be accepted.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VA reminded the community that there is a blood shortage in the area and that blood donations are greatly needed during this time.

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