Blood drive needs extra help
Organizers of the community's quarterly blood drive, coming up Jan. 28, want it known that they need extra help this time. January is usually a slow time for blood contributions, but this year has additional challenges with the cold and flu going around and the federal government shutdown, which has forced cancellation of blood drives scheduled at government buildings.
There is an extra promotion for donors during next week's blood drive. You can enter a drawing for a $250 Raley's gift card and a $250 Best Buy gift card. (To enter the drawing, you need to enter the code REDZONE19 when you access your MyBloodSource rewards at bloodsource.org. The promotion ends Jan. 31.)