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MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: LifeStream Blood Drive January 16

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Donating Blood January 16 at Mountains Community Hospital will take about an hour but give someone the gift of life. (File Photo)

By Michael P. Neufeld

Lake Arrowhead, CA – You don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to give the gift of life. Just donate blood on Monday, January 16, at Mountains Community Hospital in Lake Arrowhead. It’s safe. It’s simple. It saves lives.

LIFESTREAM LogoDonating blood will take about an hour, yet give someone a lifetime. Mountains Community Hospital will host the LifeStream blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Donors receive a free mini-physical as part of the donation process. Donors will also receive free cholesterol screening.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE

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Mountains Community Hospital is located at 29101 Hospital Road in Lake Arrowhead. (File Photo)

All healthy individuals, at least 15 years of age, may donate blood and give the gift of life.  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.

FOUR EASY STEPS

There are four easy steps to giving the gift of life:

  1. REGISTRATION
    Sign in with our friendly receptionist and complete a brief health history questionnaire (approx. 15 minutes).
  2. MINI-PHYSICAL
    We will give you a “mini-physical” to review your medical history, check your blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature and iron levels (approx. 15 minutes).
  3. BLOOD DONATION
    Your life-giving blood is drawn by a skilled medical professional using new, sterile and disposable materials (approx. 15 minutes).
  4. HEALTHY SNACKS AND JUICE FOR ALL!
    You’re already done! And, in addition to the wonderful feeling of satisfaction you have from knowing that your blood will help save someone’s life, you’ll enjoy cookies, drinks and healthy snacks while relaxing in the canteen area.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information call 1-800-TRY GIVING.

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