STOCKTON, Calif. (June 21, 2018) — Univision 19, Three Amigos Auto Center and the American Red Cross are partnering to host Dia de Donar Sangre, San Joaquin and Stanislaus County’s largest blood drive. The drive will take place Friday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Red Cross North Stockton Blood Donation Center and the Three Amigos Auto Center in Modesto.
“This year marks our 17th Dia de Donar Sangre blood drive, and we are once again calling on the community to roll up a sleeve and help save lives,” said Lisbeth Garcia, Red Cross Donor Recruitment account manager, Northern California Blood Services Region. “Even though many donors are busy with summer activities, the need for blood never takes a break. Those who donate blood will help ensure cancer patients, trauma victims, surgery patients and others have the blood products they need.”
This blood drive comes as the Red Cross is urging individuals to help ensure blood is never missing from hospital shelves by donating blood through the Missing Types campaign. The goal of Missing Types is to inspire new blood donors and those who haven’t given in a while to give this summer and become a regular blood donor for patients in need in the years to come. For the past four years, new Red Cross blood donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. More blood donors are needed now to fill the gaps.
To schedule an appointment to donate at this year’s Dia de Donar Sangre blood drive , download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and use keyword univision.
Univision 19 and Three Amigos Auto Center blood drive
June 29, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Red Cross North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 W. March Lane
June 29, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Three Amigos Auto Center, 301 Mitchell Road
How to donate blood
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.