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City of Concord & Red Cross Blood Drive Is Wednesday

The City of Concord and the American Red Cross are holding a community blood drive Wednesday -- April 2 -- from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Willow Pass Community Center, 2748 E. Olivera Road in Concord.

The need for blood is constant. Every day, hospital patients require blood for emergency and ongoing care related to serious illnesses, accidents or trauma, organizers said.

“We are extremely grateful to the City of Concord for its support,” said Jared Schultzman, communications manager for Red Cross Blood Services in Northern California.

“Blood drive sponsors play a critical role in maintaining a stable blood supply. We hope this generous act of community service inspires people from the city to come out and donate blood at this drive.”

Currently, all blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply is available to meet patient needs – especially O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative blood.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: CONCORD.

A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

For more information, contact Concord’s Emergency Services and Volunteer Manager Margaret Romiti, (925) 671-3184. 

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