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Crown for a Cause Blood Drive

Saturday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Because you give, I live. I went to the blood bank, and I saw people I didn’t even know saying my wife’s name, and they were there to donate blood to her.” Pedro Amador, husband of donation recipient, http://www.hcbb.com.

Miss United States Tiffany Rea is sponsoring the next blood drive for “Crown for a Cause” on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mobile drive will be located at TK’s Pizza, 604 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

As with other Crown for a Cause blood drives, Tehachapi people are so generous that the donor appointments fill up very rapidly, however walk-ups may be available 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.

The final mobile drive event by Crown for a Cause is scheduled for Oct. 9.