San Diego County Credit Union and the San Diego Blood Bank will host a blood drive today at six SDCCU locations around San Diego County. The blood drive is part of San Diego Cares, a campaign to keep hospitals well-stocked throughout the holiday season as well as cold and flu season.
According to the blood bank, donations tend to slow in November and December because donors travel more and are busy with holiday plans. Consequently, blood supply levels at local hospitals and medical centers can fall to critically low levels. County residents can donate blood at any of the six blood drive locations.
Participating locations include:
SDCCU Encinitas: 501 N. El Camino Real
SDCCU Operations Center: 6545 Sequence Drive
SDCCU San Marcos: 790 W. San Marcos Blvd
SDCCU Santee: 286 Town Center Parkway
SDCCU Sports Arena: 3455 Sports Arena Blvd.
SDCCU Vista: 1475 W. Vista Way
The blood drive will begin at 10:00a.m. at all six locations. The San Diego Cares campaign runs through January 15.
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