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Redwood City Woman’s Club hosts community blood drive

A community blood drive will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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The Redwood City Woman's Club.

The Redwood City Woman’s Club is calling on the community to roll up their sleeves for a good cause. 

The Redwood City Woman’s Club will host a community blood drive with Stanford Blood Center (SBC) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 149 Clinton St.

“Blood donors are essential to the health and safety of our community. You never know when you or someone you know could need blood,“ said Clayton Toller, SBC account manager. 

Donations of all blood types are always needed and appreciated. However, there is always a special need for type O-negative blood, according to an organization news release. 

O-negative blood donors are universal donors, meaning anyone can receive O- blood no matter their type. O-negative blood is also often used for trauma and pediatric patients.

“In critical situations, it’s the blood that has already been donated that saves lives at a moment’s notice. That’s why we are asking our community members to step up and come out to the Redwood City Woman’s Club blood drive,” said Toller. 

SBC wants to reassure the public that the safety of our donors is a top priority, and we have measures in place to ensure blood donation continues to be a safe process for everyone onsite. Blood donation remains an essential activity.

In preparation for their donation, donors are advised to eat well, stay hydrated and arrive with their donor ID. 

First-time donors or returning donors without a donor ID card should bring a valid state-issued photo identification. 

“In just one hour, you could donate enough blood to help multiple patients in need,” Toller added. 

As a special thanks for keeping patients a priority, anyone who donates at this drive will be entered for a chance to win one of two Apple gift cards for up to $1,200, OR an NVIDIA GPU gaming board.

Please note that walk-in availability may be limited, so we encourage donors to make an appointment by visiting stanford.io/3OBKbM8 or by calling (888) 723-7831. Donors will be required to wear a mask.

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