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JULIAN HIGH SCHOOL to Host Mobile Drive

 

Last updated 08/14/2017 at 10:28am



In partnership with San Diego Blood Bank

WHEN: Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. ‑ 2 p.m.

WHERE: 1656 Highway 78, Julian, Calif. 92036

In the parking lot

About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood, which is the amount volunteers give when they donate blood, can save up to three lives. Approximately, 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood but less than 10% do annually. Since blood is always needed, volunteers are asked to give blood for patients, such as those going through cancer or trauma.

Donors must meet the following eligibility requirements:

- 17 and older (Age 16 requires a parental consent)

- 114 pounds and in good health

Donors are advised to drink plenty of fluids prior to donation. Maintain usual eating habits on the day of donation, avoid fatty foods if possible. All donors must show picture identification upon signing up to donate.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or visit http://www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

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