Fallbrook Community Center to host Mobile Blood Drive

FALLBROOK – In partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, the Fallbrook Community Center will host a Mobile Blood Drive on Thursday, April 20, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 341 Heald Lane, in the community room.

About one in seven 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 percent of the US population is eligible to donate blood but less than 10 percent do annually. Since blood is always needed, volunteers are asked to give blood for patients, such as those going through cancer or trauma.

Donors be 17 years of age or older (those age 16 require a parental consent), weigh at least 114 pounds and be in good health.

It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids prior to giving. A photo identification must be presented 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 (619) 469-7322 or visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

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