Blood donors can call on BloodSource |

Blood donors can call on BloodSource

BloodSource donors will make special connections with patients around the nation when donating blood during the month of December. Donors during this month will receive a 30-minute Blood Source phone card to connect with friends and family during the holiday season. BloodSource recognizes that donors are key to saving lives and wants to express its appreciation.

BloodSource is thanking donors in this special way throughout the entire month. They will be at the South Tahoe Community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Donate blood and receive a 30-minute phone card.

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. Allow 45 minutes donation time and eat and drink before donating. There is no upper age limit for donating. All donors must bring a photo ID. For more information about donating blood call Pat Amundson at (530) 544-4456 or the BloodSource at 1-866-82-Blood or visit the Web site at

Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood band, BloodSource provides live saving services to millions of people in 18 countries 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 — to provide blood and services to people 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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