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Oceanside High School to Host Blood Drive

Oceanside CA— Oceanside High School will host a Mobile Drive in partnership with San Diego Blood Bank Thursday, April 26, 2018, 8:00 am-1:30 pm. 1 Pirates Cove–MPR Room.

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% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood but less than 10% 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 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.