Needles, CA: Vitalant will having their blood drive inside the Elks Lodge #1608 during the morning and afternoon on Thursday.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Vitalant and Elks Lodge #1608 (Information):

Needles, California: Vitalant will be having a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 inside the Elks Lodge #1608 located at 1000 Lillyhill Drive.

Vitalant is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit organization focused exclusively on providing lifesaving blood services. We have a network of about 120 donation centers across the U.S. and host approximately 60,000 blood drives annually.

Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in about 900 hospitals across the U.S. – millions of people depend on blood donations from our generous volunteer donors.

Vitalant is currently facing a critical blood shortage. Patients need help to ensure blood is available at their time of need.

As people resume pre-pandemic activities, like travel, fewer people are giving blood, and a critical shortage is not easily overcome, as it takes additional donors every day to provide hospitals blood more quickly than it is being used to help patients.

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. receives a blood transfusion.

All blood types are needed, especially type O, A-negative and B-negative red blood cells.

Please stop on into the blood drive today, or to make an appointment please either go to the Vitalant website at: https://www.vitalant.org/ or call: 1 (877) 258-4825.

Thanks to all of the people who are planning to donate blood for the people in need of blood.

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