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St. Margaret Parish Hosts Blood Drive with San Diego Blood Bank- July 28

Oceanside CA—St. Margaret Parish, 4300 Oceanside Blvd, in the parking lot, will host a mobile blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank on July 28, 2019, 8:00am-1:00pm. All donors will be awarded a Free Comic‑Con Limited‑Edition T‑shirt (while supplies last, sizes subject to availability).

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.