Annual Incline community blood drive approaching

Cherry Barney
Special to the Bonanza

Do you know anyone being treated for cancer or a blood disorder, having orthopedic or cardiovascular surgery or an organ transplant? More likely than not, he or she will need multiple blood transfusions.

Did you know there is no manufactured product that can take the place of blood donated by volunteers?

Did you know accident victims need blood which has already been donated and tested? Donating after a disaster is good for replenishing the blood supply but is too late for the victim.

For these reasons, it is our duty as a community to donate regularly in anticipation of — not after — the need for blood. If all twice-yearly donors gave three times a year, blood bank shortages would be rare.

The 14th annual Fall Community Blood Drive is Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Incline Village Recreation Center on Incline Way.

You may make an appointment by calling 775-832-5058. Or sign up online at, sponsor code “inclinerec.” Walk-ins are welcome. Remember to eat and drink well before donating, and bring your photo ID.

Five percent of our population are blood donors. But 35 percent are eligible to donate. If you have never been a donor, you don’t know what a satisfaction it is. Come to this drive and see.

Cherry Barney is coordinator of the Fall Community Blood Drive.

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