All donors receive a free smoothie and Fresno Monsters game discounts
OAKHURST – Jamba Juice in Oakhurst invites the community to help save lives by donating blood on Saturday, Nov. 3.
A Central California Blood Center bloodmobile will be parked in the front lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All donors receive a free smoothie from Jamba Juice and Fresno Monsters game discounts, plus a variety of discounts from valley businesses for dining, recreation, entertainment, and services.“Donating during the holiday season can be a challenge with more hectic than usual schedules. However, the need for blood increases during this time,” says Chris Sorensen, director of Community Relations and Development for Central California Blood Center.
“Please, try to set aside just one hour on Saturday, or very soon, and give the gift of life,” say Sorensen. “If you have never donated, celebrate your good health and everyone you hold dear, by giving. Patients in valley hospitals need your generous gift of life.”
Blood donation takes less than an hour to complete. Donors must be in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 years old with written parental consent). Senior citizens are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit.
Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours prior to their donation. Donors can give blood every eight weeks. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration.
The Central California Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood products for the 31 hospitals in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings and Mariposa Counties, and must collect between 5,000 to 6,000 pints of blood a month to meet the needs of our valley community.
Jamba Juice is located at 40208 Highway 41, Suite A, in Oakhurst.