The donations would not only help Houchin, but also local hospitals in Kern County. Due to a nationwide shortage, as well as the cold and flu season, they are on their own for donations. They are currently in need of O+, O-, A+, A-, B+ and B- blood and AB platelets and plasma.
The products would also go to cancer and transfusion centers for patients who need lifesaving products right away.
They are open until 6 p.m. at both locations in Bakersfield Monday to Friday. They are also open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.