In partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank
East County News Service
September 2, 2016 (Alpine) --The San Diego Blood Bank will accept blood donations at Viejas Casino on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. ‑ 3 p.m. The drive will be held at:
5000 Willows Rd.
The San Diego Blood Bank is experiencing a shortage of donations, due in part to the Zika virus travel deferral, which asks donors who’ve traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central or South America to wait 28 days after returning to the U.S. to begin donating again. All blood types are needed. Current inventory for the universal blood type, O negative, is at critically low levels.
Donors must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- 17 and older (Age 16 requires a parental consent)
- 114 pounds and in good health
It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids prior to giving. A photo identification must be presented upon signing up to donate.
Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 619 – 469 – 7322 or visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org .