Blood drive in Portola this Friday, Oct. 14

Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary, in partnership with Vitalent of Reno, is hosting a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 14, from noon to 6 p.m. The location is the Catholic Community Hall, 100 South Pine St. in Portola.

Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. This constant need for blood can only be met by generous donors like you, and when you give blood, you could save the life of a cancer patient or someone needing open-heart surgery. Remember, it’s the blood on the shelves that hospitals turn to in emergency situations. Make blood donations a part of your routine, and schedule your next appointment to give blood today.

All healthy donors are urged to donate now; if you’ve had COVID-19 and have been symptom-free for 10 days, you are eligible to donate. Whatever your COVID-19 vaccination status, you are ABSOLUTELY allowed to give blood or platelets.

Please consider making a donation, and also encourage others to donate.  To make an appointment, go online to Donors.Vitalent.Org and search Blood Drive Code: Portola.  If you need assistance, please call Pandora Valle at 530-832-0347.