For Immediate Release
May 19, 2015
SACRAMENTO, CA – For the 15th consecutive year, BloodSource and Univision 19, the largest Spanish-speaking media organization in the region, is partnering to save lives during Día de donar sangre on June 12 at Cal Expo - Buildings C & D from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking is free for Día de donar sangre participants through the East Gate off Challenge Way and Exposition Blvd.
Día de donar sangre participants will receive one (1) admission ticket to the California State Fair, an exclusive 2015 Día de donar sangre T-shirt and MyBloodSource Rewards. Univision 19 will broadcast live from the event throughout the day, and participants can also enjoy treats from Chick-fil-A.
"Every year, Día de donar sangre has continued to grow due to the generosity of new and returning blood donors from throughout the Sacramento region,” said BloodSource Director of Operations, Meredith Spencer. “Our partnership with Univision 19 provides a wonderful opportunity for donors to save lives and make a tremendous impact in our communities.”
During Día de donar sangre, donors can learn about the importance of donating blood and joining Be The Match, the national marrow registry for those ages 18-44 years old – another way to save lives. Hispanic donors have a higher incidence of Blood Type O, the most requested blood type product from hospitals supporting patients in need.
For more information, please visit bloodsource.org or call 866.822.5663.
Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource serves a population of over 5 million and provides blood and medical expertise to over 40 hospitals in 30 counties. With 18 BloodSource Donor Centers and over 2,200 mobile drives annually, BloodSource relies on volunteer donors, chairpeople and volunteers to ensure community blood needs are met. Together, we do save lives.
About Blood Donation
Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource parent consent form) and be in general good health. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids before donating. Potential marrow donors aged 18-44 years can register for Be The Match® national marrow registry through BloodSource. Schedule an appointment or learn more at 866.822.5663 or bloodsource.org.