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Tahoe City blood drive set for Sunday, July 12

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The Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. at 700 North Lake Blvd., in the Tahoe City Marina parking lot.

This is to ensure there is a sufficient quantity of blood products for people in our community needing a blood transfusion for elective and trauma surgeries.

"We want all eligible blood donors in our community to be aware of our need for blood donations and how blood donations save the lives of friends, families and loved ones," said Steve Jenkins of United Blood Services.

Every United Blood Services donor during July will be entered in a drawing for a 2015 Toyota Corolla, sponsored by the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers, as well as the potential to win other prizes.

Potential donors can make an appointment to give blood at BloodHero.com or by calling 1-800-696-4484.

"Blood donations are essential for our community's hospital patients and other critically ill people in our community needing a blood transfusion to sustain life," Jenkins said. "Today is a great time to make your decision to donate a pint of blood."

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United Blood Services of Reno is the sole blood products supplier to 20 hospitals in the region and in Northern Nevada.

The organization needs approximately 125 blood donations every day to meet the increasing demand for their three principal blood products that are red blood cells, platelets and plasma.

This article was submitted to the Sun by the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee. Founded in 1986, the center is a spiritual community dedicated to empowering individuals to discover an inner power that has the ability to transform their lives and make the world a better place. Visit tahoecsl.org to learn more.