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San Diego Blood Bank partners in mobile blood drives for May

 

Last updated 5/11/2018 at 1:25pm



FALLBROOK – In partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, two mobile blood drives will be held in Fallbrook this May.

Fallbrook High School will host a mobile blood drive, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, at their gym at 2400 S. Stage Coach Lane in Fallbrook.

Albertsons, 1133 S. Mission Road, in Fallbrook will host a mobile blood drive in their parking lot, 1-6 p.m., Monday, May 21.

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, be at least 17 year old or age 16 with required parental consent, weigh at least 114 pounds and be in good health. It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids before giving. Photo identification must be presented 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, call (619) 469-7322 or visit http://www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

 

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