LANCASTER – American Medical Response Antelope Valley hosted a daylong Blood Drive Wednesday (Feb. 27) in conjunction with the American Red Cross.
The Blood Drive was held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at AMR’s main station at 1055 West Avenue J in Lancaster.
“All blood collected stays right here in the Antelope Valley,” said Chana Alexander of American Medical Response.
The blood drive is the first of the quarterly blood drives that AMR will host this year, Alexander said.
The entire process, including screening, takes about one hour and 15 minutes, but the actual blood donation takes about 15 minutes, Alexander said.
“They collect from each person one pint of blood, which saves three lives,” Alexander said.
The group hoped to acquire about 60 pints of blood from Wednesday’s blood drive. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the blood drive was well on its way to exceeding that goal, with 25 pints already donated.
All blood donors received a Cold Stone Creamery coupon and two tickets to the Grammy Museum.