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January 23, 2007 > City council proclaims National Blood Donor Month

City council proclaims National Blood Donor Month

By Charlotte Flowers-Weston

Hayward City Council and Mayor Michael Sweeney proclaimed the city's participation in naming January as National Volunteer Blood Donor month at their January 16 meeting. He then presented Regina Driscoll, Director of Operations to the Northern Region of the American Red Cross, with the National Blood Donor Award.

Driscoll accepted the award and thanked the mayor, council and the community for their continued support of the Red Cross in the Bay Area. "We have collected over 2,400 donations in the City of Hayward alone in the year 2006," said Driscoll. She also stressed that they are in critical need of type B-positive and negative, O-negative, and A-negative blood.

The city will be hosting a blood drive for all of its employees on Tuesday, January 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The American Red Cross will have a bloodmobile parked on B Street in front of City Hall. The public is welcome to make blood donations.

Also on Tuesday night, council approved a request to move forward with Benefit District 411-06-Saklan Road unincorporated island water, sewer, and storm drain benefit district project. The engineer's report and order of formation of the benefit improvement plan were also approved. "This will benefit a lot of people, not just the future residents," said Councilmember Barbara Halliday.

The next regular council meeting will be Tuesday, January 23 at 8 p.m.

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