BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is holding a Community Blood Drive on Monday, December 10.
The Community Blood Drive will be held at the fire station at the Beverly Hills City Hall, located at 445 North Rexford Drive. The blood drive will be open from 7:30 a.m. till 7:30 p.m. on Monday only.
Beverly Hills is calling its residents to come and support the winter blood supply for the city’s medical facilities. By donating blood, up to three lives can be saved. “It is really easy to sign up,” said an American Red Cross registration employee, “We have at least 100 people on average sign up for each of the various community blood draws which provides a lot of options for patients who need blood.”
For a complete blood donation, donors can donate every 56 days. Donors must be in good health and be at least 16 years of age, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Power red donation allows donations to be made every 112 days, up to three times a year, or two times a year for male donors under the age of 18. Male donors must be at least 17 years old, at least 5 feet and 1 inch tall and weigh at least 130 pounds. Female donors must be at least 19 years old, at least 5 feet and 5 inches tall and weigh at least 150 pounds.
If an individual was previously deferred for donating blood for reasons such as the cold, flu, or other illness, being on a certain medication, having low iron, or for traveling outside of the United States, it is important to check with the Red Cross to see if eligibility to donate has been reinstated. For those who are still not eligible, the Red Cross provides ways to make a difference, such as hosting a blood drive, starting a virtual blood drive, making a financial donation, or becoming a volunteer for the Red Cross.
To make an appointment to donate blood, send an email to Sean.lnoue@Redcross.org or register online at Redcrossblood.org. To register online, enter the sponsor code “CityBevHills” when prompted. This will ensure the individual is registering for the right event in the correct city.