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A Critical Need to Increase County Blood Supply

Cambria Rotary will be sponsoring the Dave Melendy Blood Drive on Thursday, August 25, in the Peacock Room at Cambria Pines Lodge. The need is especially critical during the summer months, and anyone who chooses to donate can make a difference in the lives of people with serious illnesses.

     All healthy donors are urged to donate now.  Potential donors who have had COVID-19 and have been symptom-free for 10 days are eligible to donate.  Everyone, whatever their COVID-19 vaccination status is, can donate blood or platelets.  Appointments are scheduled in advance to avoid lines of donors.  Anyone who is willing to contribute to the blood drive can register at the at:  donors.vitalant.org.

     For those who dislike needles, most blood donors compare the experience to a mild, split-second pinch.  The entire process is very safe and fast.  Donors report feeling satisfaction from knowing that they are potentially saving the lives of as many as three people.