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March 28, 2013
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Blood drive to be held at Embassy Suites

BloodSource community blood drive will be held April 1 at Embassy Suites.

The drive is being held to meet the community need for blood and blood products. Walk-ins are welcome. Blood drive participants will receive a parking validation for the Embassy Suites parking lot at the blood drive check in. The blood drive is sponsored by the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. BloodSource provides blood to Barton Memorial Hospital.

Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource Parental consent form) and be generally healthy. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids before donating. Potential marrow donors can register for Be the Match through BloodSource. For information, visit

The drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. in the first floor ballroom at Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

For more information, contact Dan Kerr at 775-781-5343. For donor eligibility questions, call BloodSource at 1-800-995-4420.

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