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Blood drive to be held at Rancho Santa Fe Community Center May 21

The San Diego Blood Bank will accept blood donations at an open-to-the-public blood drive hosted by RSF Rady’s Children’s Hospital Auxiliary on Monday, May 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center ( 5970 La Sendita  Rancho Santa Fe, 92067).  The bloodmobile will be parked in the parking lot.

Participants will have the opportunity to join the San Diego Blood Bank’s Donor program, which includes access to an online store for donors and the ability to track cholesterol, pulse, and blood pressure after each donation.

Anyone who is at least 17 years old, in good health and weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to give blood.  A good meal is recommended prior to donation.

Established through the support of the San Diego County Medical Society in 1950, the San Diego Blood Bank, a nonprofit organization, is the largest blood collection agency in San Diego County.  A member of America’s Blood Centers, a national network of community-based blood banks, the San Diego Blood Bank serves patients in 50 hospitals throughout Southern California.

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For donor requirements or to make an appointment, call the San Diego Blood Bank at 1-800-4MY-SDBB or visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org.


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