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Emergency Blood Shortage - Help by Donating Blood on July 25, 2023, at the Calaveras Community Blood
San Andreas, CA...There is a nationwide emergency blood shortage and you can help save lives with your blood donations. Blood banks are in critical need of donations. If you are a returning donor or a first-time donor, you can help save lives by donating on July 25, 2023.

The Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) and Vitalant partner in order to collect lifesaving blood. Each blood donation made helps to ensure that there is blood when it is needed. In addition to saving lives, Vitalant rewards donors each month with their recognition program. The donation process is easy and only takes approximately an hour to complete.

Preparing for your donation is simple. Step one, make an appointment by going to and use blood drive code SMFM399 or scan the QR code below. You can also call 877-258-4825 to make an appointment. Step two, on the day of your donation, be sure to bring your photo I.D., eat a healthy meal, and drink plenty of water. Donors must be 16 years or older, 16 year old donors must have a signed Vitalant parent consent form.
Because of your donations, life doesn’t stop. There are so many reasons why individuals may need blood. Whether it’s an immediate emergency due to an accident or an ongoing cancer battle, you can be a part of saving lives by simply donating blood. Saving lives is as easy as becoming a blood donor and your help is needed now more than ever.

The Calaveras Community Foundation is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of the Calaveras Community blood drives. The CCF understands the importance of giving back to the community. The CCF has provided over $3,100,000 in competitive grants, scholarships, and assistance since 2000.

This month’s blood drive is on July 25, 2023, from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Come to the San Andreas Town Hall at 24 Church Hill Road and show the community your support.

The CCF and the community thank you for being a blood donor. By donating blood you will be joining a community of individuals dedicated to saving lives!

For more information or questions, contact Terry Beaudoin, Calaveras Community Foundation Board Member and Blood Drive Coordinator, at 209-772-9145 (home) or 209-652-6618 (cell). 

01:30 PM - 05:30 PM

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