Two Blood Drives Scheduled in Alameda

Two Blood Drives Scheduled in Alameda

South Shore Center in Alameda will host a community blood drive with Stanford Blood Center Friday, May 6. The blood drive will take place 1 to 5 p.m. at 2310 South Shore Center.

“Blood donors are essential to the health and safety of our community. You never know when you or someone you know could need blood,” said Phillip Martin, Stanford Blood Center Account Manager. “In critical situations, it’s the blood that has already been donated that saves lives at a moment’s notice. In just one hour, you could donate enough blood to help multiple patients at a time they need it most.”

Stanford Blood Center wants to reassure the public that the safety of prospective donors is a top priority and the organization has measures in place to ensure blood donation continues to be a safe process for everyone onsite. Blood donation remains an essential activity.

In preparation for a donation, donors are advised to eat well, stay hydrated and arrive with their donor ID. First time donors or returning donors without a donor ID card should bring a valid state-issued photo identification.

As a special thanks for keeping patients a priority, anyone who donates at this drive will receive 1,000 bonus points to spend in the Donor Loyalty Store on a $10 gift card from Peet’s Coffee, Lowe’s, Jamba Juice or Chipotle.

Please note that walk-in availability may be limited, so participants are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting Stanford.io/3JXluYf or by calling (888) 723-7831. Donors will be required to wear a mask.

The second blood drive takes place at the Alameda Free Library (Stafford Meeting Room), located on 1550 Oak St., on Tuesday, May 10, from noon to 5 p.m.

To schedule your appointment or for more information visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: ALAMEDALIBRARY or call 1-800-733-2767.

The blood drive is in partnership with the Red Cross. For more information on the Red Cross, visit www.redcrossblood.org.