Contact: Denise Bouillerce
Livermore, CA – ValleyCare’s wellness center, LifeStyleRx, will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, January 26, 2015, between 8am and 1pm. LifeStyleRx is located at 1119 E. Stantley Blvd., Livermore.
According to the American Red Cross, blood donations help millions of people. In fact only one pint of blood can save three lives and donors are needed every day.
To donate blood, you must be in good general health and feeling well; must be at least 17 years old and must weight at least 110 pounds. In addition, you cannot have given blood 56 days prior to donating. One form of primary identification (drivers license, passport, military ID, “Green” card, student ID with photo) is required, or two secondary forms of ID if a primary is not available. All blood donors are evaluated to determine their eligibility to ensure the safety of blood donation for both donors and recipients. The final determination is made on donation day at the blood drive. If you are uncertain as to whether or not you can give blood, call 1-866-236-3276 to find out if you are eligible.
Making a difference only takes about one hour for the entire process which includes screening, typing and the actual blood donation, which only takes about ten minutes. Donors are encouraged to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated as well as to eat a healthy meal (not fatty) before donating. Wear clothing with sleeves that can be easily rolled up and if you are on medication, bring the list with you.
Appointments are encouraged, so visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter LIFESTYLERX under the Sponsor Code. Or you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your appointment for January 26, 2015.