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Be a Blood Hero: Susanville Blood Drive January 28th and 29th

Become a blood hero by donating to the Susanville Blood Drive January 28th and 29th

Every three seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and more donors are needed daily for trauma, surgery and cancer patients in our community. The blood you donate today can help save up to two lives. Since blood can’t be manufactured, we rely completely on volunteer blood donors.

There is an urgent need for donors of all types to give blood now to meet the current needs of patients. According to Vitalant the winter season is always a challenging time to collect blood for many reasons, including cold and flu season. Yet, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

“We strive to maintain a 4-day supply of blood just to provide what patients need, and currently we’re at less than half that for certain blood types,” said Dr. Ralph Vassallo, Chief Medical Officer at Vitalant.

“Blood on the shelf helps patients every day – for traumas, cancer treatments and critical transfusions – and enables us to be ready if disaster strikes.”

The blood drive will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 905 Richmond Road on Tuesday, January 28th, from 12:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 29th, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule and appointment online at the Vitalant website. Click here to book an appointment for Wednesday.

For more information you can contact Vitalant at 775-329-6451.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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