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Albertsons to host mobile blood drive Sept. 25

 

Last updated 9/24/2017 at Noon



FALLBROOK – Albertsons is hosting a mobile blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in their parking lot at 1133 S. Mission Road in Fallbrook.

About one in seven 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, be 17 years or older, be age 16 with a required parental consent, weight at least 114 pounds and be in good health.

Donors are advised to drink plenty of fluids prior to 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 http://www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

 

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