SAN ANTONIO -- The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is seeking donations for victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

Communications specialist Roger Ruiz said they received word they needed help around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. He said they welcoming all donations but especially need Type-O Negative and platelets.

Anyone wishing to donate may schedule an appointment at any of the eight donation stations in San Antonio and New Braunfels by calling:

(210) 731-5555 ext. 3500

Just come on in when you schedyule your donations time and tell them you want to donate platelest and youre on your way to helping, Ruiz said.

Donors must show identification, before beginning the donation process. Anyone 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with a parental consent form), or at least 17 years of age or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds, and is in good general health may donate blood. For more information visit

The Southwest Future Farmers of America is also accepting donations at Southwest High School for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion. All types of non-perishable items will be accepted, including: latex gloves, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, bottled water, blankets, clothes, shoes, children's toys.

The San Antonio Food Bank is accepting donations for the victim in West, Texas. The food bank, located at 5200 W. Old Highway 90, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Chili
  • Canned Stews
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Luncheon Meats
  • Full Meals in a Can/Box
  • Pop Top Food Items

KENS 5 has also set up a donation page for viewers to easilly make a contribution toward relief efforts in West, Texas. Click here to make a donation.

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