Salinas, CA, August 3, 2018- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is inviting members of the community to donate blood. Next Tuesday, SVMHS is hosting a mobile blood drive to help increase much needed blood donation in our 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 August 7, 2018 from 11am-3pm 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 7th mobile blood drive. To register call the SVMHS Health Promotion Department at 831-759-1890.