By Miriam Raftery
May 7, 2018 (Santee) – One in seven people entering a hospital needs blood. One pint of blood, the amount volunteer give when they donate blood, can save up to three lives. Around 38% of people in the U.S. are eligible to donate blood, but less than 10% do so annually. You can help by donating blood during the Santee Street Fair on Saturday, May 26th from 10 a.m. to 3:30. The fair is located at Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway in Santee. (View map and event details.)
Donors must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- 17 and older (Age 16 requires a parental consent)
- 114 pounds and in good health
It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids prior to giving. A photo identification must be presented upon signing up to donate.
Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.