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Tehachapi-wide blood drive

City of Tehachapi

Houchin Community Blood Bank returns to Tehachapi on Tuesday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a community-wide blood drive at Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District's West Park, 490 W. D. Street.

If you would like to reserve a time to donate, please use this link to find a time that works for you: connect.hcbb.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/6141.

HCBB will be bringing an additional bus and personnel for this drive to help it run smooth and faster for those who donate. To help save even more time, fill out the donor questionnaire on the day of the event (must be day of the donation) at http://www.HCBB.com and print it or screenshot the barcode for staff to scan and save a few minutes.

There is still a need in Kern County for blood donations. Please help save a life and take a few minutes to donate blood.

Fifty-four people donated blood during the February blood drive, doubling the goal and making it the most successful event we have hosted yet.

Information on becoming a blood, platelet and plasma donor can be found online at http://www.HCBB.com. Blood donations save lives. People need blood following severe accidents, surgery, cancer and severe anemia. One unit of blood can help save up to three lives.

"We hope with the addition of the extra bus and staff that this donation event can be as successful as our February drive. Just a big thank you to all who come out and donate throughout the year," said Key Budge, event coordinator, City of Tehachapi.

Walk-ins on the day of the event will be welcomed, priority going to those who have a reservation.