You Can Save a Life: LAFD Sponsored Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 |

The Los Angeles Fire Department, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, City of Hope National Medical Center, the National Bone Marrow Donor Program and the American Red Cross are collaborating this week on a Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registration at three locations in Los Angeles.

Because now is the best time for Firefighters and members of the community to work together in helping to save lives, the LAFD is working diligently to register 150 participants each day for this life-saving cause.

Typically blood supply shortages occur each winter and many surgeries must be postponed due to low blood supplies at local hospitals. Stop and think what this could mean to you and your loved ones in the blink of any eye.

The success of this blood drive depends largely upon you.

The LAFD is therefore asking you to join Firefighters and their families in taking just a few minutes from your busy day to give the gift of life.

We'll make it easy. Blood may be donated at any of the Fire Stations listed below. Call to schedule your appointment, and we'll have you in and out in a heartbeart, no pun intended.

Additionally, you'll have an opportunity to enter the bone marrow registry upon which many ill people - including Firefighters, depend upon in times of medical crisis.

Please be a lifesaver...


DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2007 (one day only at this location)

TIME: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

LOCATION:
Los Angeles Fire Department
Fire Station 112
444 South Harbor Boulevard
San Pedro, CA 90731

CONTACT: Tracee Elder from the City of Hope at (626) 301-8385, or (800) 535-7119, Ext. 65624 or e-mail: DONATEBLOOD@COH.ORG

LAFD Blood Drive Hotline: (323) 900-4440

DATES: January 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2007

TIME: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

LOCATION:
Los Angeles Fire Department
Fire Station 27
1327 Cole Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

CONTACT: Ethel Rubio from the Red Cross at (310) 562-1238 or visit: WWW.GIVELIFE.ORG and enter sponsor code: LAFD27

LAFD Blood Drive Hotline: (323) 900-4440

DATES: January 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2007

TIME: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

LOCATION:
Los Angeles Fire Department
Fire Station 88
5101 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

CONTACT: Patricia LeBlanc from the Children’s Hospital Blood Donor Center, (323) 669-2339 or e-mail: BLOODDONOR2@CHLA.USC.EDU

LAFD Blood Drive Hotline: (323) 900-4440



This week, we can't just rely on 'somebody', we need to rely on you, your friends and family.


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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