STOCKTON, Calif. (June 18, 2019) — Univision 19, Three Amigos Auto Center and the American Red Cross are partnering to host the annual Dia de Donar Sangre Blood Drive, the largest Red Cross blood drive in the region. The drive will take place Friday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton and the Three Amigos Auto Center in Modesto.
“The Dia de Donar Sangre Blood Drive is a great opportunity to make a difference and help save lives,” said Kerry Morris, Red Cross Donor Recruitment account manager, Northern California Blood Services Region. “Kids battling cancer, accident victims and new moms with complications during childbirth may all need lifesaving blood at any minute. The blood collected at this drive will ensure that lifesaving blood products are available for patients when and where they are needed.”
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. Despite blood’s lifesaving role, only 3 out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood each year. The goal of Missing Types is to inspire new and current blood donors to give this summer and help fill the missing types.
As a thank-you, all who come to donate will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt and complimentary food, while supplies last.
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 sponsor code Univision.
Univision 19 and Three Amigos Auto Center Dia de Donar Sangre Blood Drive
June 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
San Joaquin Delta College, Danner Hall
5151 Pacific Ave.
June 21, 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.