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Red Cross to hold blood drive in Pleasanton today

Donors of all blood types are needed to replenish supplies after holidays

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Pleasanton today in an effort to replenish supplies that typically dwindle during the holidays.

The local drive comes during January, National Blood Donor Month, and at a time when Red Cross representatives are urging eligible blood donors to start a lifesaving habit by becoming a regular blood donor this year.

Donations can be made at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave. from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

National Blood Donor Month, started in 1970, attempts to raise awareness of the need for blood during the winter and throughout the year, while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative.

Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with any blood type.

Types A and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org/ or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Posted by Carol
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

Pleasanton North Rotary will also host a Blood Drive on January 9th from 10-4 in the parking lot of Handle's Gastropub.


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