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The next Red Cross blood drive of Shepherd of the Hills will be at the Rancho Santa Margarita campus on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, from 1:00-7:00 pm.
To make an appointment by registering online, go to www.redcrossblood.org, click on Make a Blood Donation Appointment in the blue box, enter sponsor code “shepherdhills”, and follow the instructions. Also, you may contact Avis French at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Beth McGowan at Mary.Beth.Mcgowan@sce.com. We will provide child care from 3:00-5:00 pm. If you require child care during your appointment, be sure to let Avis or Mary Beth know when you schedule your appointment.
Also, at this drive the ALYX system will be available. With a smaller needle than the one used for whole blood collection and with fluid replacement, you may find this process more comfortable. The new ALYX System specifically collects red blood cells and helps increase the supply of this critically needed blood component. If you qualify to donate with the ALYX System, you can safely and comfortably provide two units of red blood cells with one donation Ð and touch more lives. To qualify as a donor on the ALYX System, males must be at least 5′ 1″ and weigh at least 130 pounds, and women must be at least 5′ 5″ and weigh at least 150 pounds. Note that this process takes 20-30 minutes longer than the usual process.