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Honor mothers: Donate to BloodSource in Truckee

Every May, mothers are honored throughout the county. What better way to honor all mothers than by saving lives through blood donation? BloodSource strives to collect 700 units of blood every day for anyone and#8212; and everyone and#8212; who needs blood. Consider honoring mothers, like Andrea, by donating blood. Andrea had a three-week old baby when her 2-year-old, Eleanor, was diagnosed with leukemia. Eleanor is doing great today and blood donors played a big part. and#8220;I can never thank blood donors enough,and#8221; says Andrea. Just three teaspoons of blood can save a babyand#8217;s life. Hereand#8217;s where you can donate with BloodSource:

Truckee Community Blood Drive, Thursday, April 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Veteranand#8217;s Hall, 10214 High St. No appointment necessary! Walk ins welcome!

For more information, please call Wes Beyer at 587-0902

Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weight at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource Parental consent form found at http://www.bloodsource.org/schools.htm and be generally healthy. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Join the Be the Match marrow registry at no cost. If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 years old, all that is needed is paperwork, a quick swab of the inside of the cheek and a good faith commitment to help someone in need. Visit http://www.bloodsource.org/Donate/marrow.htm.

Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource provides life-saving services to millions of people in 25 counties throughout Northern and Central California. To learn more about BloodSource, visit http://www.bloodsource.org. For questions regarding eligibility, please call (866) 822-5663.