Sign Up Now for Yucaipa’s Next Blood Drive Feb. 5

By on January 24, 2020

Calling all blood donors – mark your calendars for Yucaipa’s next Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yucaipa City Hall. Volunteer donors should be at least 15 years of age, 110 pounds and in general good health in order to participate.

For teenagers – ages 15 and 16 – who wish to donate, a parental consent form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. The Lifestream parental consent form for teens must be completed by their parents/guardians and brought to the donation site on the day of the blood drive. A copy of the form can be downloaded at https://www.lstream.org/wp-content/uploads/Young-Donor-Consent-Form.pdf.

All prospective donors should drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. All donors must bring photo identification with them. LifeStream encourages blood donors to eat foods rich in iron and vitamin C, such as green fruits and citrus fruits, to boost your body’s strength prior to donating blood. Also, a healthy salty snack, such as a few pretzels, can help make your next blood donation a positive experience. Lastly, don’t skip meals or add meals prior to donating.

All donors are welcome, including walk-ins, but appointments are encouraged and receive priority.  To schedule an appointment to donate, visit https://giftoflife.lstream.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/83152?fbclid=IwAR1lXPU-Svkb2rxhcAFyZKQVk4ri1UJxsaVZY5riVyPA7eF29rXywUbSqIo or call: 800-879-4484.