For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Claudia Otero 831-759-1825

Blood Drive at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Salinas, CA, August 16, 2017- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is hosting a community mobile blood drive to help increase much needed blood donation.

“People who donate blood save lives,” says emergency room physician Nikolas Greenson, MD. “This is a great opportunity to give back to the community. We invite our family members, friends and neighbors to register and donate the gift of life. ”

While donations of all blood types are encouraged, donors with Type O-negative and Type AB (positive or negative) are especially needed. Please bring photo ID and donor card to your appointment. A free cholesterol test is completed with every donation.

Donors can automatically enroll in the Find the Hero In You program, which provides regular donors the opportunity to earn points toward great rewards such as movies, ice cream, e-gift cards and more.

The mobile blood drive will take place on Tuesday August 22, 2017 from 9am-1pm at SVMHS, 450 East Romie Lane, Salinas. The United Blood Services bus will accept pre-registered blood donors in the MRI parking lot in front of the hospital, at the corner of Romie Lane and Wilgart Way. Registration is required to participate in the August 22nd mobile blood drive. Go to svmh.com to register or call Health Promotions at 831-759-1890.