BloodSource will host a South Lake Tahoe Community blood drive Monday at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.
Blood donation takes about an hour. 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, according to a press release. Potential marrow donors can register for Be the Match through BloodSource.
Walk-ins are welcome. Blood drive participants will receive a parking validation for the hotel (formerly Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe) parking lot at the blood drive check-in.
Participants will receive a coupon for one personal size pizza from Round Table Pizza at the “Y” and earn MyBloodSource rewards.
The blood drive is sponsored by the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. BloodSource provides blood to Barton Memorial Hospital.
The drive will take place from noon to 6 p.m. in the first-floor ballroom at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information, visit www.bloodsource.org or contact Dan Kerr at 775-781-5343.