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Blood drive to be held at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe Oct. 30

The Village Community Presbyterian Church will hold a blood drive Sunday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 6226 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

All donors will receive a gift card for a free sandwich, courtesy of Chick-fil-A.

When scheduling an appointment online, please log on to www.sandiegobloodbank.org, click on “Donate Blood,” select “Appointments” and provide sponsor code: VCPC.

Earn points every time you donate. Points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, movie tickets and much more. Visit sandiegobloodbank.org and click on Store at the top of the home page. Donors are advised to drink plenty of fluids prior to donation. Maintain usual eating habits on the day of donation, avoiding fatty foods if possible. All donors must show picture identification.

Five-year-old Micah Bernstein was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma at 15-months-old. Neuroblastoma strikes infants and children causing persistent pain, breathing problems and weakness. To save his life, Micah has been treated with high dose chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy and experimental treatments that have caused him to need frequent blood and platelet transfusions. He’s a sweet little boy who loves school but can’t always attend due to his treatment or the resulting side effects. Micah is still very active; he loves to play with cars, ride his bike and loves reading books. By donating blood you can help ensure that blood is available for patients like Micah whose lives depend on it. For more information, call 1-800-469-7322.


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