The next Tehachapi Blood and Platelet Drive is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 16 in West Park, 490 W. D St. The event is sponsored by Tehachapi City, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District and Tehachapi Valley. Health Districts.
A free t-shirt will be given to each person who donates that day.
The health district is a new partner for blood collection.
“We are very honored and delighted to be part of the Tehachapi Community Blood Gangs and it is admirable to see our city’s commitment to something so important,” said Caroline Wasielewski, Director General of the Health District. “Bringing time and resources to these donation events with partners is the best job in the grassroots neighborhood.”
Houchin Community Blood Bank will have its mobile donation bus in the park for whole blood donations and will be installed inside the nearby Aspen Builders, Inc. business center. for platelet donations. Visits are welcome or you can save time by booking a time to donate blood or platelets online at https://bit.ly/3vt64a6.
The May 16 campaign will now include the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District as a new partner joining the Tehachapi Valley Recreation Parks & Recreation District and the city of Tehachapi. Key Budge, a community participation specialist, said the city joined the Houchin Community Blood Bank in community blood drives in August 2019 and then became a twice-donated site. per month during 2020 and 2021 when the pandemic forced the sites to close.
“We were able to partner with TVRPD to use its facilities and provide safe places for the community to donate blood,” he said. Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley came on board and asked if they could organize blood drives. TVHD has now teamed up to partner with the city and TVRPD in future blood draws. “
For more information contact Budge: 661-822-2200, ext. 119 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.