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Tehachapi-wide Blood Drive

City of Tehachapi

On Monday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Houchin Community Blood Bank (HCBB) will be working with the City of Tehachapi and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD) on a Tehachapi-wide blood drive.

"Donating blood has a special place in my heart. My mother had a heart attack and needed blood, because the community donated blood my mom's life was saved," said Michael Davies, Councilmember for the City of Tehachapi.

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.

"Our most recent blood drive on October 27 in Tehachapi saw 34 people donate blood meeting our goal again. Remember every unit of blood could save up to three lives," said Key Budge Community Engagement Specialist for the City of Tehachapi and the event coordinator.

HCBB will bring a bus to the TVRPD West Park parking lot located at 490 West D St., Tehachapi.

This will be the twelfth blood drive these three organizations have worked together on since March. Blood donors are eligible every 60 days from the time of the donation. The December dates in Tehachapi will be December 8 and 18.

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 online at connect.hcbb.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5972.