Winters Community Blood Drive is May 2

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The Winters Lions Club is hosting a community blood drive at the Winters Community Center (201 Railroad Ave.) on Monday, May 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to schedule an appointment, although walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment contact Vitalant at 877-258-4825 and mention blood drive code SMFM164 or visit Vitalant.org click on the “Donate” button and then type “Winters, CA” in the search box to find the online appointment schedule to sign up.

Donors must bring a photo I.D. with them on the day of the blood drive. They are also encouraged to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Whole blood donors must be at least 16 years old (16 year old’s need a signed Vitalant parental consent form available online at Vitalant.org), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good general health.

As of March 14, it is optional to wear a mask when donating blood at the Winters Community Blood Drive location.

Healthy, eligible donors are urged to donate blood on Monday. Individuals who had COVID-19 and have been symptom-free for 10 days are eligible to donate.

Donors are able to complete a 10-minute Fast Track Health History Questionnaire on the day of the blood drive online at https://vitalant.org/health.

Questions regarding scheduling and donating can be directed to 877-258-4825.

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