Salinas, CA, March 16, 2018- 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.

“When you donate blood you save a person’s life,” says Carla Spencer, MSN, RN, CCRN, Director of Emergency Services. “Life is precious and we have the ability to give people a second chance at life. Please consider donating.”

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 March 20, 2018 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 March 20th mobile blood drive. To register call the SVMHS Health Promotion Department at 831-759-1890.

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