Music to motivate blood donors |

Music to motivate blood donors

BloodSource will go to “Xtremes” for its donors in October, giving them miniature personal radios with headphones as its token of thanks — “Xtreme Tunes for Xtreme Donors.” BloodSource recognizes that donors are key to saving lives and wants to express its appreciation.

BloodSource is thanking donors in this special way through the entire month of October. People who donate blood at the South Tahoe Community blood drive on Oct. 21 will receive a personal radio. The drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

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. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Everyone must eat and drink plenty of fluid before donating and bring a photo ID. For more information about donating blood call (800) 866-82-BLOOD or visit the Web site at

Established in 1948 as a non-for-profit community blood band, BloodSource provides life-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 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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