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MiraCosta College to Host Mobile Blood Drive September 11 and 12

Oceanside CA—MiraCosta College will host a Mobile Blood Drive Wednesday, September 11, 2019 and Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 10:00 am ‑ 3:00 pm at One Barnard Drive. The Bloodmobile will be near the center of campus.

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.