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Crown for a Cause blood drive

“You save lives by donating blood, platelets and plasma at Houchin Community Blood Bank mobile drives. By donating, you do something kind for others, and your generosity makes a difference in someone’s life. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Demand is high, but you can help,” according to Houchin’s official website.

Miss United States Tiffany Rea is sponsoring the next blood drive for “Crown for a Cause” on Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The mobile drive will be located at TK’s Pizza, 604 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi. As with other Crown for a Cause blood drives, Tehachapi people are so generous that the donor appointments fill up very rapidly, potentially making walk-ups unavailable on the day of the blood drive. Online appointments can be made at http://www.hcbb.com or by calling the Houchin Community Blood Bank at (661) 323-4222.

Houchin regards the safety of the donors and team members as one of their top priorities. They have many protocols in place to ensure that they are not putting anyone at harm, including cleaning and disinfecting, hand washing, social distancing, respiratory and proper mask etiquette. Donors are also carefully screened. Criteria for donation includes general health, medications, and chronic conditions, among others, to ensure the safety of the blood being donated.

Future mobile drive events by Crown for a Cause are scheduled for Aug. 14 and Oct. 9.