PALMDALE – There are still spaces available to donate blood at the City of Palmdale’s American Red Cross Blood Drive this Thursday, October 3, from 9 am to 3 pm.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Poncitlán Square and will accept donations from both City of Palmdale employees as well as residents who wish to give blood. All donors will receive a pair of tickets to the Laugh Factory.
“The American Red Cross needs to collect more than 17,000 pints of blood each day for patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country,” said Administrative Technician and Blood Drive Coordinator Kathy Inman. “We as a community can help meet that need. There is a constant need for blood. In fact, the need for blood is constant and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.”
“To make a donation, please call me at 267-5229 and I’ll reserve a spot for you,” Inman continued.
Each year, the City of Palmdale hosts three blood drives as part of its employee wellness program. In 2012, City of Palmdale employees and residents combined to donate 95 pints of blood to the American Red Cross.
“According to the statistics, for every pint of blood donated, three lives can be saved,” Inman said.
(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)