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Portola community blood drive helps save lives

Feather Publishing
6/19/2013
 

  Lifeguards aren’t the only ones who’ll be saving lives this summer. The residents of the Portola community will too — by donating blood.

  Unfortunately, during the hot months of the year, donors often are in short supply, which is why United Blood Services has partnered with Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers to announce its seventh annual Driving for Donors Promotion, in which all presenting donors can enter to win a 2013 Toyota Corolla.

  “It’s no secret,” said Lindsey Baker, donor recruitment supervisor with United Blood Services. “People simply are much busier than they are at other times of the year. Although donors might have other things to do, patients continue to need blood.” Blood can be stored for only 42 days. Eligible donors are encouraged to give blood regularly, three or four times a year, to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood.

  Portola’s upcoming drive is from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Holy Family Parish Hall. People unable to donate are encouraged to recruit those who can. Anyone who can’t make it to the blood drive is welcome to visit United Blood Services or another community event during the year.

  Make an appointment to give blood at bloodhero.com or by calling Nifty Thrifty at 832-5967. With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn points in United Blood Services’ Hero in Me rewards program.

  Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, visit UnitedBloodServices.org.

  United Blood Services is the area’s nonprofit community blood provider and serves patients in 20 hospitals in the Northern Nevada/California area. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit blood service organizations, and it is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).

 

 

 

  Lifeguards aren’t the only ones who’ll be saving lives this summer. The residents of the Portola community will too — by donating blood.

  Unfortunately, during the hot months of the year, donors often are in short supply, which is why United Blood Services has partnered with Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers to announce its seventh annual Driving for Donors Promotion, in which all presenting donors can enter to win a 2013 Toyota Corolla.

  “It’s no secret,” said Lindsey Baker, donor recruitment supervisor with United Blood Services. “People simply are much busier than they are at other times of the year. Although donors might have other things to do, patients continue to need blood.” Blood can be stored for only 42 days. Eligible donors are encouraged to give blood regularly, three or four times a year, to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood.

  Portola’s upcoming drive is from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Holy Family Parish Hall. People unable to donate are encouraged to recruit those who can. Anyone who can’t make it to the blood drive is welcome to visit United Blood Services or another community event during the year.

  Make an appointment to give blood at bloodhero.com or by calling Nifty Thrifty at 832-5967. With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn points in United Blood Services’ Hero in Me rewards program.

  Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, visit UnitedBloodServices.org.

  United Blood Services is the area’s nonprofit community blood provider and serves patients in 20 hospitals in the Northern Nevada/California area. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit blood service organizations, and it is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).

Portola community blood drive helps save lives

 

 

  Lifeguards aren’t the only ones who’ll be saving lives this summer. The residents of the Portola community will too — by donating blood.

  Unfortunately, during the hot months of the year, donors often are in short supply, which is why United Blood Services has partnered with Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers to announce its seventh annual Driving for Donors Promotion, in which all presenting donors can enter to win a 2013 Toyota Corolla.

  “It’s no secret,” said Lindsey Baker, donor recruitment supervisor with United Blood Services. “People simply are much busier than they are at other times of the year. Although donors might have other things to do, patients continue to need blood.” Blood can be stored for only 42 days. Eligible donors are encouraged to give blood regularly, three or four times a year, to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood.

  Portola’s upcoming drive is from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Holy Family Parish Hall. People unable to donate are encouraged to recruit those who can. Anyone who can’t make it to the blood drive is welcome to visit United Blood Services or another community event during the year.

  Make an appointment to give blood at bloodhero.com or by calling Nifty Thrifty at 832-5967. With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn points in United Blood Services’ Hero in Me rewards program.

  Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, visit UnitedBloodServices.org.

  United Blood Services is the area’s nonprofit community blood provider and serves patients in  20 hospitals in the Northern Nevada/California area. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit blood service organizations, and it is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).

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