For Immediate Release
December 21, 2015
What: Local residents can save lives and enjoy a Sacramento Kings game by visiting BloodSource Redding, BloodSource Chico and BloodSource Yuba City to donate on December 21, 2015.
All participants will receive a promo code redeemable on MyBloodSource Rewards for two tickets to a Sacramento Kings home game (game date options: 1/13 vs. New Orleans, 1/21 vs. Atlanta, 2/1 vs. Milwaukee, 3/27 vs. Dallas, 3/30 vs. Washington). Additionally, Sacramento Kings Dancers will visit BloodSource Chico to meet the community, sign autographs and take photos from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Be the Match marrow registry will also be available for individuals 18-44 years old.
The winter season can be a challenging time for collecting blood donations, due to factors such as the cold and flu season, holiday travel and other competing priorities. However, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Blood donors can help patients like Jackson Ross, son of Kings radio broadcaster Jason Ross. Jackson is a playful and rambunctious 13-year-old boy who is well and healthy today, after enduring leukemia and a marrow transplant five years ago. Blood donors have been a large part of his return to health.
When: Monday, December 21
For BloodSource donor center operating hours, please visit bloodsource.org.
1880 Park Marina Drive
Redding, CA 96001
555 Rio Lindo Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
BloodSource Yuba City
1290 Stabler Lane, Ste. 830
Yuba City, CA 95993
Eligibility: Whole blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a BloodSource parental consent available online at bloodsource.org), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health and bring a photo I.D.
For More Information: For more information, please visit bloodsource.org or call 866.822.5663.
Since 1948, BloodSource® has saved countless lives through the generosity of its passionate volunteer donor base. Established as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource® provides blood and medical expertise to hospitals throughout Northern and Central California, and around the world. Donors can save lives in many ways at BloodSource®, through source plasma, platelets, transfusable plasma or whole blood donation. BloodSource continues to evolve as a leader in blood and transfusion medicine for quality and innovation. Together, we do save lives.