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Tehachapi, Houchin Community Blood Bank holding blood and platelet drive next week

Blood Drive
Posted at 11:42 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 14:42:54-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — The City of Tehachapi is teaming up with the Houchin Community Blood Bank for a blood and platelet drive next week.

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD) along with Houchin Community Blood Bank will be holding the drive on Monday, September 21st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the TVRPD parking lot located at 490 W. D St.

"Platelet donations are used to help people survive and fight cancer, chronic diseases, or traumatic injuries. Platelets must be transfused with five days of donation, creating a constant need. Blood donations save lives, people need blood following severe accidents, surgery, cancer, and severe anemia," said Key Budge of the City of Tehachapi in a statement.

In addition, donors also receive a free COVID-19 test from their donation.

Houchin will provide buses to ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained.

You can fill out a donor questionnaire online to save time.