give bloodThe recent tragedies in Colorado Springs. CO  and San Bernardino, CA have taken their toll on our blood supply.  “ It’s has a domino effect, say Ann Trilby,  United Blood Services representative,  “that occurs when unexpected situations happen and large amounts of blood are need for a massive number of victims.”  Hospitals are in need of more than the normal amount of blood, as are blood banks,  and they have to reach out to other areas to help provide it.  Last week, when the tragic  situation happened in San Bernardino, our blood bank, located in Las Vegas, along with other blood banks in California, were  asked to help supply emergency amounts of blood, thus leaving our blood bank with an unanticipated shortfall.  Since the holidays are approaching and we do everything we can to “beef up” our supply, for the anticipated need during this season tragedies such as this,  leave  blood banks  with a shortage of which only the public can help with.  I strongly encourage all donors to go to a blood drive and give the gift of life – which would be deeply appreciated and needed now.

“I want to give a special thank you to the sponsors and donors for their true commitment to saving a life and helping others during this past year, added Trilby. “ Without their commitment of time  and volunteers, our  local blood supply  wouldn’t be available for those in need. ”

 For those who give blood during December, they will be entered into a drawing for 2 ticket to the Golden Boys Concert on January 9 at the E Center in Laughlin.

The following are the local blood drives scheduled for December.  I want to give a special thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and donors for their true commitment to saving lives  and helping others during this past year, added Trilby. “ Without their commitment of time  and volunteers, the local blood supply  wouldn’t be available for those in need”

 Lend your arm and save a life at the following local blood drive:

Saturday, December 12

8:00am to 2:00pm

Marine Corps League Auxiliary

Knight of Columbus Bldg.

186 London Bridge Rd

Lake Havasu City

For an appointment or information, call 877-827-4376 or visit www.unitedbloodservices  Sponsor Code:  MARINEAUXILIARY

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