By Susan A. Neufeld
Twin Peaks, CA – The Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station, in conjunction with LifeStream, will hold a blood drive and bone marrow screening on Wednesday, December 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the station’s old courtroom.
Donors will receive a complimentary $15 Gift Card from Stater’s Bros. Market.
The Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station is located at 26010 Highway 189 in Twin Peaks.
GIVE HOPE – GIVE LIFE – GIVE BLOOD
In addition to the gift card donors will receive a free cholesterol screening and points that may be redeemed for items through LifeStream’s online donor store at http://www.LifeStream.com
All Healthy individuals, at least 15 years of age, can donate. 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 on line at http://www.LifeStream.com .
All prospective donors must be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 10 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis.
DONATING TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR
The blood collection process takes only and hour, yet gives someone another birthday, another anniversary, another day enjoying the San Bernardino Mountains, another night under the stars, another talk with a friend or loved one, a laugh, a hug, another chance.
Donors are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids prior to the donation process and to bring along photo identification.