CCF Sponsors Vitalant Blood Drive (entered 5/11/21)

Vitalant (formerly Blood Source) is hosting a Calaveras Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. There is currently a critical need for all blood types especially type O blood.  This blood drive is being sponsored by Calaveras Community Foundation.

To ensure sufficient social distancing, donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling Vitalant at 866-822-5663 or go to donors.vitalant.org select Advanced Search and use blood drive code SMFM399.  Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.

All donors are required to wear a mask or face covering.  Also, there is no deferral if donors have received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they know which vaccine was administered.

As a small token of thanks donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card which can be redeemed via email.  Here is an important item:  Vitalant will test all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 25 from 1:30—5:30PM

WHERE:  San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church Hill Road, San Andreas, CA 95249

QUESTIONS: For eligibility questions, contact Vitalant 1-877-258-4825.

ELIGIBILITY: Whole blood donors must be 16 years old and there is no upper age limit.

16 year-olds must have a signed Vitalant parental consent form available online at vitalant.org.  Donors must weigh 110 pounds, be in good general health and bring a photo ID.  Other donation types have specific eligibility criteria. For more information or to schedule a donation. visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825 (877-25VITAL).