The Rancho Murieta Women’s Club will conduct its quarterly community Blood Drive on Monday, April 27 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14673 Cantova Way. The hours are from Noon to 6 p.m. You can donate whole blood or platelets and potential marrow donors can register for “Be the Match” through BloodSource. You may also donate platelets on the second Monday of each month.
To give blood, you must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms for at least 48 hours, at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Prospective donors must bring a photo ID and should eat and drink before donating. The entire process takes about an hour.
At this event all participants will receive a coupon for a 10 percent discount on the total food bill at El Gallo Bar & Grill. Also participants earn MyBloodSource rewards that can be redeemed for a wide variety of items. Walk-ins are welcome, childcare is available and homemade cookies are provided. We welcome our faithful returnees and new donors also.
For information about the Rancho Murieta Community blood drive, please call Sheryl Bray at 916-806-1804. For donor eligibility questions, contact BloodSource at 1-800-995-4420 or http://www.bloodsource.org.