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October 2, 2007 > Fremont Fire Dept. Community Emergency Response Team hosts blood drive

Fremont Fire Dept. Community Emergency Response Team hosts blood drive

Did you know that there is a critical blood shortage in the Bay Area? Did you also know that the Bay Area Red Cross supplies 31 local hospitals with blood on a daily basis? Your whole blood donation will help three people in need.

Nationwide, 60% of the population is able to donate blood but only 5% do. In the Bay Area, only 2 to 3 % of our local population donates blood. Please consider donating and answering the Red Cross's call to address the shortage in our local blood supply.

On Saturday, October 6, 2007, during the Fremont Fire Dept. Community Emergency Response Team Annual Training Event and Family Picnic, the Red Cross Bloodmobile wi ll be parked from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Teen Center parking lot at 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway (near the Lake Elizabeth Boathouse and the intersection of Sailway Drive and Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont). Anyone from the general public is encouraged to donate.

Blood donors must be at least age 17, a minimum of 113 pounds and in good health. The Red Cross does have some restrictions based on medications and international travel. For donor eligibility questions, call the Red Cross Nurse at 510-594-5143.

Walk-in donors are welcome. Specific blood donation appointment times can be scheduled on-line at www.BeADonor.com , using Sponsor Code = FREMONTFIRE, or by phone calling 1-800-GIVELIFE (1-800-448-3543).

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