Donors can get a sweet treat |

Donors can get a sweet treat

Baskin Robbins has joined the Sacramento Medical Foundation Blood Center in its continuous efforts to save live one pint at a time and are encouraging donors to help patients in 31-der-ful ways. With the hot summer months approaching, “Give a Pint and Get a Pint” is a great way to beat the heat. Donate a pint of blood this summer and receive a coupon for a free pint of Baskin Robin’s ice cream. What better way to stay cool in the summer?

Yes, you do save lives. Give a lifesaving blood donation at the South Tahoe Community Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Donors can look forward to no lines, no wait, more nurses and more donor beds.

Blood donors are the great source of energy. Donors who give blood help keep the supply flowing. During the summer months many people head out of town on vacation without scheduling their regular blood donations. While fewer people give blood, more patients need it. Everyone can help make sure that plenty of blood will be available this summer.

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 for donating. Donors should eat and drink extra fluids before donating and bring a picture ID to the blood drive.

For more information about donating blood call Pat Amundson at (530) 544-4456 or the SMF Blood Center at (800) 995-4420 or (916) 456-1500. Give blood. It’s the gift of a lifetime.

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