SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – LifeStream Blood Bank and the Blood of the Martyrs Committee collaborate for a life-saving blood drive Sunday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, 1640 Western Ave., San Bernardino.
Walk-ins are welcome; appointments may be made by calling 800-879-4484 or visiting LStream.org
All blood donors receive a handy, reusable bag that includes an inspirational quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, and $17 worth of Fandango movie tickets.
Blood donors must be at least 15 years of age (15- and 16-year-olds must present a signed parental consent form; forms are available at the drive); be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and present current photo ID.
Blood of the Martyrs’ participating community-based organizations include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Ecclesia Community Church; Knights of Peter Claver- Ladies Auxiliary; Inland Empire Black Nurses; National Council of Negro Women; New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, San Bernardino; Sunrise Church. Banning; St. Anthony Catholic Church, San Bernardino and the Roberts Foundation, Riverside.
Community blood supplies remain perilously low, especially group O blood, which is most common in the African American community.
LifeStream is an independent, nonprofit, local blood center that provides blood products and services to more than 80 Southern California hospitals.