HOW TO DONATE BLOOD

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in moSt. St.ates (16 with parental consent where allowed by St.ate law), weigh at leaSt. 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school St.udents and other donors 18 years of age and younger also hAve. to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

Blood and platelet donors can sAve. time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health hiSt.ory queSt.ionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get St.arted, follow the inSt.ructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

Volunteers needed

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialiSt. and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. Volunteer transportation specialiSt.s play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialiSt. position, visit rdcrss.org/driver.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disaSt.ers; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that sAve. lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the San Fernando Valley from Jan. 2-31

 

Canoga Park

1/3/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 1M

Chatsworth

1/6/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. John Eudes, 9901 Mason Ave.

1/25/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Regency Lighting, 9261 Jordan Ave.

Granada Hills

1/6/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Valley Korean United Methodist Church, 104078 Balboa Blvd.

1/12/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Granada Hills Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Blvd.

1/14/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Granada Hills Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Blvd.

1/18/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Granada Hills Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Blvd.

1/20/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Euphrasia Cath Ch, 11766 Shoshone Ave.

1/21/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Granada Hills Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Blvd.

Mission Hills

1/17/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Galpin Honda, 11151 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

1/22/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department, 11121 N Sepulveda Blvd. 

North Hills

1/15/2019: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Galpin Motors, 15555 Roscoe Blvd.

North Hollywood

1/16/2019: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department, 11640 Burbank Blvd.

1/16/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wesley School, 4832 Tujunga Ave.

1/18/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., James Madison Middle School, 13000 Hart St.

Northridge

1/13/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Community Christian Alliance Church, 18827 Roscoe Blvd.

1/14/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd.

Pacoima 

1/22/2019: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., LAPD, 12760 Osborne St.

1/24/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd.

Panorama City

1/5/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Panorama City American Legion Hall, 13553 Reedley Ave.

1/24/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Panorama City American Legion Hall, 13553 Reedley Ave.

1/31/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., LAPD Valley Traffic Division, 7870 Nollan Place

Reseda

1/17/2019: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department, 19020 Vanowen St.

San Fernando

1/6/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, 1040 Coronel St.

Sun Valley

1/11/2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun Valley Library, 7935 Vineland Ave.

Sylmar

1/2/2019: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., MB2 Raceway, 13943 Balboa Blvd.

Van Nuys

1/2/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., 94 Aero Squadron, 16320 Raymer St.

1/9/2019: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Valley Presbyterian Hospital, 15107 Vanowen St.

1/9/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department, 6240 Sylmar Ave.

1/9/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Valley Presbyterian Hospital, 15107 Vanowen St.

1/17/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Casa Loma College, 6725 Kester Ave.

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