Blood drive in Simi Valley scheduled to help victims of Borderline Tuesday Nov 13th.

Simi Valley, CA….. In response to a critical low in blood donations in the Ventura County area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

(LDS) in conjunction with United Blood Services (UBS) is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday November 13, 2018.The drive will be 3:00 pm -7:30 p.m. at 480 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley, Ca 93065.During this tragedy in Thousand Oaks, there is a critical shortage of O Negative blood, and blood supplies have been seriously effected.

Easy sign up can be found online at http://www.blood4life.org using sponsor code 8043 for a preferred appointment.Walk ups are welcome as availability presents.

The Drive is in conjunction with a canned food drive to help our local food banks, for thanksgiving baskets.We are asking everyone bring a non perishable item to donation to TLC Food Share, on Nov 13th to the Blood drive location.

“We are especially in need of O Negative donors this drive,” States Cherie Whitaker, LDS Church, Blood Drive Coordinator” but we will take everyone.The need has reached critical status in lieu of this tragedy.We also offer the opportunity for Double Blood Donors where by the plasma is returned, taking about 40 minutes, but less chance of it effecting you.”

You can donate whole blood every 56 days. If you’re healthy, your body very quickly replenishes the small amount of blood you lose as a result of your donation. Youth 16 and over allowed (16 year old age need ID and parents permission).Picture ID required on all donors. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health to donate.During your appointment, a nurse will check your temperature, cholesterol, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin level to further ensure that you can safely donate.You are asked to drink plenty of water and have a full meal before you donate.

For more information, please contact Cherie Whitaker, coordinator, at 805 813-1500 or cherielynnae@sbcglobal.net .

Be a Hero. Make an appointment today or bring a non perishable food item to the drive site.


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