Tehachapi-wide Blood Drive
City of Tehachapi
October 24, 2020
On Tuesday October 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Houchin Community Blood Bank (HCBB) will be collaborating again with the City of Tehachapi and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD) on a Tehachapi-wide blood drive.
"In this time of uncertainty and in the face of many challenges, it is a true blessing to see the abundance of support for our patients in need! Through the partnership with TVRPD and the City of Tehachapi, this community has contributed dozens of units of blood and touched hundreds of lives in our Kern County hospitals. I am so proud of and blessed by all the blood donors who have met this moment," said Christina Scrivner, City of Tehachapi councilmember.
All blood donations made to HCBB remain in Kern County for our residents. Blood donations save lives, people need blood following severe accidents, surgery, cancer and severe anemia.
"Thirty six units of blood were donated by this community at our October 13 drive, one unit of blood could save up to three lives," said Key Budge. Budge is the Community Engagement Specialist for the City of Tehachapi and the event coordinator.
Since the COVID-19 crisis began these three organizations have worked together on two community-wide blood drives each month beginning in March. Blood donors are eligible every 60 days from the time of the donation.
HCBB will bring multiple buses to ensure social distancing to the TVRPD West Park parking lot located at 490 W. D Street.
You can also fill out the donor questionnaire online the day of the blood drive to save time and you can also reserve a time on http://www.connect.hcbb.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5934.