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Albertsons to host mobile blood drive, July 16

 

Last updated 7/9/2018 at 10:07am



FALLBROOK – Albertsons, 1133 S. Mission Road, in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, will host a mobile blood drive in its parking lot, 1-6 p.m., Monday, July 16.

Why is it important to donate blood? About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood, which is the amount volunteers give when they donate, 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 be at least age 17 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. A 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 (800) 469-7322 or visit http://www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

 

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