Give blood, eat ice cream Monday
BloodSource and Baskin-Robbins are giving away certificates for a free pint of ice cream to everyone who visits a blood drive during August — Give a pint, get a pint!
The South Lake Tahoe Community Blood Drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members will provide refeshments. For more information call Pat Amundson at (530) 544-4456.
“Baskin-Robbins’ owners are very excited to again be partnering with BloodSource to save lives in our local community and beyond,” said Leslie Wilson Lopez of Baskin-Robbins.
Blood donors must be in generally good health, at least 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent, and weigh 110 pounds or more. There is no upper age limit for donating blood and prospective donors must bring a photo ID. Donors are asked to eat and drink plenty of fluids. For more information about donating blood, future donors may call 1-866-82-Blood or visit the Web site at http://www.bloodsource.org.
The need for blood never goes away. It is always needed, even when the headlines don’t remind people of the need. BloodSource donors have continually responded to the needs of patients, often before the need arises. Summer is a critical time of year when it is anticipated the need will be greater than ever.
Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource provides life-saving services to millions of people in 18 counties 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: provide blood and services to those 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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