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Tehachapi blood drive, March 22

City of Tehachapi

Wednesday, March 22 will be the date for the next Tehachapi Blood Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Houchin Community Blood Bank (HCBB). The blood drive is also seeking donors for platelets and plasma, these types of donations take a little longer and help, burn victims and cancer patients. HCBB will joining forces with Tehachapi Vineyard Church, Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District, and the City of Tehachapi once again to provide an opportunity to donate blood for our community in Kern County. The drive will be held at Tehachapi Vineyard Church, 502 E. Pinon St.

"The collaboration between our organizations has helped the blood drives grow every two months. We plan these blood drives two months apart, so the donors are eligible for the next scheduled drive," said Key Budge drive coordinator for the City of Tehachapi.

Reserve a time to donate by signing up on the HCBB website at connect.hcbb.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/7141.

Houchin Community Blood Bank (HCBB) will be on hand with two buses and extra staff. Tehachapi Vineyard Church will be open so donors can stay warm. Platelet and plasma donations are collected in the comfort of a classroom inside the church.