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Valentine's Day blood drive

City of Tehachapi

The City of Tehachapi and Houchin Community Blood Bank (HCBB) are hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HCBB will team up with Tehachapi Vineyard Church, Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District, and the City of Tehachapi to provide an opportunity to give back to the community by donating blood. The drive will be held at Tehachapi Vineyard Church, 502 E. Pinon Street.

Reserve a time to donate by signing up on the HCBB website: http://www.hcbb.com/schedule/.

The blood drive is seeking donors for platelets and plasma; those donations will help burn victims and cancer patients. The goal for the February Blood Drive is to collect 50 units of blood and 6 units of platelets. This has the potential to save up to 150 lives within our community.

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