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Kaweah Health Blood Drive

  • Categories: Blood Drive

About This Event

  • Event Type:General Events
  • Max Capacity:80

Kaweah Health Medical Center urgently needs blood donors of all blood types to give now and help ensure blood products are available for patients.

Kaweah Health Blood Drive
Friday, October 15, 2021 – 10 AM to 2 PM
Multi-Services Parking Lot – 402 W. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA 93291

Sign Up Today!

Donate blood at our next blood drive on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Kaweah Health’s Multi-Service Center Parking Lot and help make sure there's an adequate supply of blood available for your family, your friends, and your neighbors. You'll help local people who need it most, from accident and burn victims, to patients battling cancer or receiving organ transplants.

Make a reservation:

Blood Drive Contact: Kelsie Davis - (559) 624-2382
For More Information: Katherine Morrison - (559) 978-2102

Before You Donate

• Eat a healthy meal high in iron (tuna, spinach, quinoa, turkey).

• Drink plenty of water.

• Avoid highly caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks) as they can act as iron blockers.

What To Expect

1. Register

A photo ID is required to register, then you’ll be asked to verify your name and address.

2. Mini-Physical and Interview

The mini-physical consists of checking your pulse, blood pressure, temperature and hemoglobin level. In the confidential interview, a trained interviewer will ask questions about your general health and medical history, as well as questions concerning risk behaviors, foreign travel and other subjects.

Your mini-physical and interview are conducted to ensure that giving blood is healthy for you and that your blood is as safe as possible for the recipient(s). All information gathered during the physical and interview is kept strictly confidential.

3. Whole Blood Donation

The collection of a unit, about one pint of blood takes about 15 minutes. You may feel a small pinch when the needle is inserted, but most donors do not feel any pain for the duration of the donation.

4. Relax

After your donation, you can enjoy refreshments to help replenish your fluids. At this time, you have the option of scheduling your next donation appointment. After you’re done with relaxing and refreshments, you can resume most of your normal daily activities.

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