LANCASTER – With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Antelope Valley Hospital’s Blood Donor Center is giving away free apple or cherry pies to the first 20 people who donate a pint of blood on Feb. 9, 10 and 11.
All blood collected will be used for patients at Antelope Valley Hospital.
“There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by spreading joy and showing you care by donating blood that stays right here in our community,” stated Antelope Valley Hospital Blood Services Coordinator Ellen Gaines. “Nothing that says ‘love’ more selflessly than giving a gift that can save lives.”
All donors will receive a free cholesterol test. It takes about five to 10 minutes to give a pint of blood, but the entire process takes about an hour to complete.
The AVH Blood Donor Center is located on the hospital’s campus in the Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, located at 44105 15th Street West, Suite 305, at the intersection of 15th Street West and Avenue J-5.
The center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, or donors can make an appointment by calling 661-949-5622.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]