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Grab bag of gifts rewards blood donars

Tahoe Daily Tribune

BloodSource is looking for donors in February. Anyone who visits BloodSource the last two weeks of February will choose a prize from the grab bag of goodies. Bags could consist of anything from umbrellas to phone cards, T-shirts to blood- drop beanies and mini-radios to other fun gifts.

BloodSource is thanking donors in this special way throughout the last two weeks of February. The South Lake Tahoe Community blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Everyone who donates will receive a goodie.

Blood donors must be in generally good health, at least 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Bring a photo ID. For more information about donating blood call Pat Amundson at (530) 544-4456 or BloodSource at (800) 866-82-BLOOD or visit the Web site at http://www.bloodsource.org.

Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource provides life-saving services to millions of people in 18 counties throughout Northern and Central California. BloodSource was created entirely by community members in response to a growing need — the need for a safe and adequate blood supply. Through a network of 16 blood centers and 41 hospitals in cities from Merced to the Oregon border, the BloodSource mission remains simple: provide blood and services to those in need. BloodSource offers many services to the community such as automated blood collection, National Marrow Donor Program, human leukocyte antigen typing and the Center for Blood Research.

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