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Donating blood is a family affair for Tracy Weaver and daughters ReAnna and Amy, who all gave blood at the December drive. Photo submitted

Calling all blood donors 

The stats say it all. One blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Accident victims, premature babies, cancer patients — they all depend on blood donors to save their lives.

If you’ve thought about being a blood donor, but haven’t yet taken the plunge, now’s the time, says local drive coordinator Susan Christensen.

Both regular and first-time donors are encouraged to sign up for the first Quincy Community Blood Drive of 2020, which is scheduled Tuesday, March 3, from noon to 6 p.m. The location is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy Lane.

“Our holiday blood drive in December set a new record,” said Christensen. “Local donors contributed 90 units of blood, a first for our community drives. I want to thank every donor who took an hour out of their day, during the holiday season no less, to come in and donate a pint of blood. To say that matters is an understatement.”

Sponsoring the March drive is the Plumas County Democratic Central Committee. President of the PCDCC, Faith Strailey, says the group stepped up to sponsor the drive because they were interested in supporting this community effort that saves countless lives.

Donors can call Christensen at 283-2424 to sign up, or they can go online at www.bloodhero.com to make their own appointment by entering the code QUINCY.

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