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Tehachapi-wide blood drive

City of Tehachapi


February 13, 2021

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On Thursday, February 18, 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.

In 2020 the City of Tehachapi, TVRPD, & HCBB collaborated on 17 blood drives, receiving 594 units of donated blood that stayed in Kern County. The first blood drive of 2021 was cancelled in January due to snow and the freeway closure.

Blood donations save lives, people needing blood following severe accidents, surgery, cancer and severe anemia. One unit of blood can help save up to three lives.

"When we totaled up the amount of blood that was donated last year from our blood drives during the pandemic we were blown away. Tehachapi is a very giving community and we are honored at the City of Tehachapi to partner with these two organizations in helping patients that need blood," said Key Budge Community Engagement Specialist for the City of Tehachapi and event coordinator.

HCBB will bring a bus to the TVRPD West Park parking lot located at 490 W. D St., Tehachapi. Walk-ins are encouraged. To help save time fill out the "donor questionnaire" online at the day of the event and either print or provide a screen shot of the confirmation and bring it with you.


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