By Michael P. Neufeld
Lake Arrowhead, CA – Donating blood on January 9 will take about an hour, yet gives someone a lifetime.
In addition, all donors will receive Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that may be redeemed online at LIFESTREAM STORE. Donors may also register for Be The Match bone marrow screening at all donor locations free of charge or go to BE THE MATCH online and use the promo code 92408.
Donors receive a free mini-physical as part of the donation process.
BLOOD DONOR INFORMATION
All healthy individuals, at least 15 years of age, may donate blood. Those between the ages of 15 and 16 must provide written parental consent. Parental consent forms are available at any donor center, community blood drive or online at LIFESTREAM.
All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis.