Blood drive held at college
February is time to remember others with gifts from the heart, and what better way to give than by donating blood to those in need. Blood donors help patients suffering from leukemia, cancer, burn, car accident, heart or transplant surgeries and other blood diseases.
Everyone is encouraged to donate blood at the South Lake Tahoe Community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25. The drive will take place at the Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., and is sponsored by Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. All participants will receive a one-of-a-kind, patriotic T-shirt in appreciation of their continuous support and dedication to saving lives.
Blood donors are at the heart of the community. Their generous blood donations ensure that, whether for patients locally or those suffering from national disasters or emergencies, a safe and adequate blood supply is available when necessary.
Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, a smaller unit may be collected for people who weight less, and in generally good health. There is no upper age limit to donating.
For more information about donating blood call (800) 995-4420 or (916) 456-1500 or visit the Web site at http://www.smfbc.org. Yes, you do save lives.