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The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is hosting a blood drive for Huntington Hospital January 25. The community is asked to participate.
“We have a critical shortage right now,” said Ida Diaz, Huntington’s blood donation center coordinator. “Donations are always low around the holidays, and the rains and exceptionally harsh weather across the country keep people from going out to donate.”
“Flu and other winter illnesses keep people away, too,” she said.
Huntington is a key medical facility in the community. When you or other residents sustain serious injuries due to a traffic or other area accidents, you will automatically be taken to Huntington Hospital. That’s because Huntington, unlike other nearby hospitals, is a designated trauma center. It’s the only one in San Gabriel Valley, and it’s minutes away.
Part of maintaining a trauma center is keeping an adequate blood supply on hand. Huntington relies on community donations and secondarily on the Red Cross. You can help replenish Huntington’s supply by donating at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena January 25 during National Blood Donor Month.
What: Huntington Hospital Blood Drive to build blood supplies
Critically needed: O Blood Type
When: Wed., Jan. 25 from 12 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Woman’s Club, 1424 Fremont (corner of Rollin). Street parking available.
Appointments: Call or text 626-676-3035. Walk-ins will be taken if time permits.
Bring: Picture ID. Wear mask.
Before you come: Make sure you’ve eaten & are well hydrated.
To thank you: You’ll receive a certificate for a pint of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins or $5 gift certificate from In-N-Out Burger.
Age restrictions: Donors must be at least 16. Those 16 years of age must bring a signed Huntington-issued parental permission form (email email@example.com to obtain). Consent not required for those over 16. Adults 75 years of age or older must bring a consent letter from a primary physician.