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The San Diego Blood Bank to host two blood drives in Fallbrook

 

Last updated 8/20/2017 at Noon



FALLBROOK – The San Diego Blood Bank is partnering for two blood drives with Albertsons and the Fallbrook Community Center in August.

Albertsons is hosting a mobile blood drive 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, in the parking lot at 1133 S. Mission Road.

Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, will host its mobile blood drive 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, also in the parking lot.

About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood, which is the amount volunteers give when they donate blood, can save up to three lives. Approximately, 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood but less than 10 percent do annually. Since blood is always needed, volunteers are asked to give blood for patients, such as those going through cancer or trauma.

Donors must meet the eligibility requirements, which include being at least 17 years or older, or age 16 with required parental consent, weigh at least 114 pounds and be in good health.

Donors are advised to drink plenty of fluids before donation. Maintain usual eating habits on the day of donation, avoid fatty foods if possible. All donors must show picture identification upon signing up to donate.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call (800) 469-7322 or visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

 

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