Oceanside CA— Mission Square Shopping Center, 1062 Mission Ave, and Kohl’s, 3410 Marron Rd. are hosting a blood drives in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank on December 31, 2020 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
San Diego Blood Bank is testing all blood donations for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. To learn more visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org.
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.