Mobile blood drive to be held at Lomas Santa Fe Plaza

Lomas Santa Fe Plaza. in partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, will hold a mobile blood drive Friday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The event will take place in the parking lot between Vons and Starbucks (913 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075).

About 1 in 7 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 U.S. 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 must meet the following eligibility requirements:

· 17 and older (Age 16 requires a parental consent)

·114 pounds and 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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