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Sonora Blood Bank - Sonora, CA

Clarke Broadcasting is proud to present a community wide blood drive to meet our urgent local need.
When: Tuesday, August 26th 11am to 6pm
Location: Blood Bank of Sonora 850 Sanguinetti Rd.
How:

Call 1(888)94 BLOOD x200 or (888)942-5663 x200 to make an appointment or drop by.

Why donate blood?

  • Statistics show that 25% or more of us will require blood at least once in our lifetime.
  • Only 5% of eligible donors across the nation donate blood, but the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9% every year.
  • Every 2 seconds, someone in the USA needs blood.
  • There is no substitute for human blood.
  • Donations have a shelf life of 42 days. Platelets have a shelf life of 5 days.
  • 1 out of every 7 hospitalized patients need blood.
  • A single shock trauma victim can require 100 units of blood in just a few hours.
  • A blood donation is one pint. The average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood.
  • Blood donation is completely safe.

Donors can make a donation every 56 days. If you donated 4 times this year, you could save up to 12 lives. The entire process takes 5 easy steps and generally takes approximately an hour. The actual blood draw only lasts between 6 and 10 minutes. The rest of your time is spent in reception, in the donor history, and in the post-donation refreshment area.

What a first time donor can expect

Eat a good breakfast and drink plenty of fluids before donating
Bring a valid photo ID with date of birth (16 year olds must have signed consent form by legal guardian)

Donor process:

  • Set aside 45 minutes to an hour
  • Donation process takes 5 to 10 minutes
  • Donor will be required to sit in our canteen area for 15 minutes where we provide fluids and snacks
  • All donors receive a thank you gift for their generous life saving donation

Information on donor process:

Main Reasons Someone Can Not Donate Blood

  • Tattoo that is less than a year old
  • On antibiotics the day of the blood drive
  • If you have had a cold or flu you must be symptom free for three days before donating
  • Certain medications
  • Low Weight
  • Blood donors may be 16 years old, but must have parental consent and weigh a minimum of 115 pounds. 17 years old and up must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds

Visit this link for eligibility information: http://www.deltabloodbank.org/donate/d/eligibility.html