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Give The Gift Of Life – Give Blood

All donors receive a free vintage T-shirt

BASS LAKE – Everyone is encouraged to help save lives by donating blood when the bloodmobile from the Central California Blood Center comes to park outside Bass Lake Realty between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.Everyone who donates will receive a free vintage T-shirt and a variety of discounts from Valley businesses for dining, recreation, entertainment and services.

“The holidays are almost here, which means more folks will be traveling the freeways for extended periods — and unfortunately, more accidents happen. The Central California Blood Center needs your help to ensure an adequate blood supply for our Valley hospitals,” said Chris Sorensen, the center’s director of Community Relations and Development.

It takes less than an hour to give this gift of life.

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 of 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.

For more information contact Blood Drive Chairman Theresa Wilson at 559-760-3715, or Laura Geuvjehizian at 559-259-3852.

Bass Lake Realty is located at 54335 North Shore Road in Bass Lake.

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