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Incline Community Blood Drive set for Oct. 17

Special to the Bonanza

United Blood Services invites residents to roll up their sleeves and save a life by donating blood at the Incline Community Blood Drive.

Donations help assure that blood will be there for you, your family, friends and neighbors when it is needed.

Since blood can be stored for only 42 days, and it takes up to 24 hours to prepare some blood components, volunteer donors are needed on a continual basis in order to maintain the community blood supply at all times.

Anyone may need blood at any time, so an adequate blood supply can make the difference between life and death.

The Incline Community Blood Drive is Friday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Incline Village Recreation Center at 980 Incline Way.

Call Cherry Barney at 775-832-5058 to make an appointment, or log on to http://www.BloodHero.com, click "donate blood" and enter sponsor code: INCLINEREC.

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Walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments will be given priority.

For donors, there will be pastries from Raleys in the morning, Mofo's pizza at lunch and homemade cookies in the afternoon.

Further, October is "SPOOKTACULAR DAYS" month. All presenting donors will be entered into a drawing to win (1 of 2) $500 gift cards.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 17 (16, with signed parent/guardian permission form), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger.

Residents can also save time by taking the United Blood Services' online health history questionnaire at UnitedBloodServices.org. It must be completed the same day as the donation; it cannot be completed a day or two ahead of time.

This article was submitted to the Bonanza by United Blood Services. Visit UnitedBloodServices.org to learn more.