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Thanks for Giving Blood This Season Arcadians and Pasadenans

There will be blood drive opportunities in Arcadia and Pasadena from Nov. 16-30. – Courtesy photo

Give thanks for good health by giving blood or platelets

The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for patients in need.

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, medical treatments and emergencies that require blood don’t stop for the holidays. The Red Cross is thanking those who carve out time to give on Nov. 21-24 with a long-sleeved t-shirt, while supplies last.

Patients like 6-year-old Ava King will continue to need transfusions critical to their care this holiday season. Ava has Diamond-Blackfan anemia, which impacts her body’s ability to produce enough red blood cells.

“We are so thankful for blood donors, because Ava relies on blood transfusions every month to stay alive and thrive,” said Tina King, Ava’s mother. “It’s truly a gift!”

By giving blood or platelets, donors may give patients more time – and more holidays – with loved ones. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-(800)-733-2767.

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong this winter is to host a Red Cross blood drive in December, January or February. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 16-30

Arcadia

Nov 19. from 2 – 7 p.m., The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 1881 S. 1st Avenue

Pasadena

Nov 16. from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 133 N Altadena Dr, Suite 103

Nov 17. from 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center,

Nov 17. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Community Adventist Fellowship, 464 E. Walnut Street

Nov 18. from 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 19. from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kaiser Permanente, 99 South Oakland Avenue

Nov. 19 from 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 20. from 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 21. from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 23. from 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 24. from 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 25. from 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 26. from 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 27. from 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 28. from 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 29. from 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

Nov 30. from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maranatha High School, 169 S Saint John Ave

Nov 30. from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center

November 7, 2018

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