By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– If you could save someone’s life in about 45 minutes, would you? Come and find out how simple it is when the Town of Apple Valley hosts its next LifeStream blood drive on Dec. 12. Each unit of blood collected can save as many as three lives.
Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. Those 15 and 16 years of age must provide LifeStream with written parental consent. Parent consent forms are available at any donor center or community blood drive. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Donors receive a free mini-physical as part of the donation process. Donating blood takes about an hour, yet gives someone a lifetime.
Walk-ins are welcome, but it may be best to make an appointment by calling 1-800-TRY-GIVING or visiting their website at http://www.lstream.org/.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bloodmobile located just outside of the Town Conference Center at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley adjacent to Town Hall. Contact LifeStream at 1-800-TRY-GIVING for more information.