Salinas, CA, November 16, 2017- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is inviting members of the community to donate blood. SVMHS is hosting a mobile blood drive to help increase much needed blood donation in our community.

“By donating blood you are saving a person’s life,” says Rakesh Singh, MD, ER Director at SVMHS. “I encourage people to give the gift of life this holiday season. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community.”

Donations of all blood types are encouraged, however 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 November 21, 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 November 21st mobile blood drive. Go to svmh.com/blooddrive to register or call Health Promotions at 831-759-1890.

Salinas, CA, November 16, 2017- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is inviting members of the community to donate blood. SVMHS is hosting a mobile blood drive to help increase much needed blood donation in our community.

“By donating blood you are saving a person’s life,” says Rakesh Singh, MD, ER Director at SVMHS. “I encourage people to give the gift of life this holiday season. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community.”

Donations of all blood types are encouraged, however 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 November 21, 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 November 21st mobile blood drive. Go to svmh.com/blooddrive to register or call Health Promotions at 831-759-1890.