Rotary Club holds blood drive April 27
There is a dire need for blood donations in San Diego, so the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps and the San Diego Blood Bank have joined forces to hold a blood drive.
The event will take place April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Vons parking lot at 10675 Scripps Poway Parkway. The public is invited to participate by scheduling an appointment at sandiegobloodbank.org/donate or by calling (619) 400-8251. Appointments are mandatory and donors will need to bring a photo ID.
The project was the brainchild of the club’s past president Karen Herreros. “This project has become near and dear to my heart. It allows the club members to participate and set an example; it gives our Rotarians a chance for masked, distanced and safe fellowship; and best of all, it saves lives,” Herreros said.
Efforts from this blood drive aid the San Diego Blood Bank which must collect more than 350 units of blood each day to meet the needs of patients who are battling life-threatening blood disorders and cancers, suffering from trauma like burns or accidents, and even complications from childbirth. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.