BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Houchin Community Blood Bank is asking local community members to donate blood, platelets, or plasma starting Nov. 23 - 28, where all successful donors will have the opportunity to pick a mystery box that contains a gift card of up to $500.
This incentive will be offered at both donor centers and mobile blood drives.
11515 Bolthouse Dr.
5901 Truxtun Ave.
Donor center hours:
Nov. 23, 24, and 27: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 25: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 26: closed.
Nov. 28: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., mobile drives.
Von’s Riverlakes, 4500 Coffee Road, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dewar’s, 11320 Ming Avenue, Nov. 28: from noon to 5 p.m., a free pint of ice cream with a donation.
Check here for more information on safety protocols.
Blood donors must be in good health, weigh 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with a parent or guardian's consent. A photo ID with a date of birth is all that is needed.
Appointments are highly recommended, (661) 323-4222,