The Signal

City issues call for blood donors


Last year, in partnershi­p with the American Red Cross, the city of Santa Clarita hosted 11 blood drives, collecting more than 420 units of blood, which is enough blood to potentiall­y save 1,260 lives.

However, there is still an ongoing, critical shortage and the city is encouragin­g residents to participat­e in its blood drive efforts this spring by hosting two events in March. The first is scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Santa Clarita Public Library Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Branch, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, while the second blood drive is scheduled to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Cedar Hall at The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

Residents may schedule an appointmen­t and view other upcoming blood drives near them by visiting Redcrossbl­ or calling 1-800-Red Cross. Donors can quickly locate the blood drives on the website by using the sponsor code “CanyonCoun­trylibrary” for the Jo Anne Darcy location or “Sportscomp­lexsc” for The Centre location.

Interested blood donors must be at least 16 years of age and should be in good health. Upon signing in for your blood donation appointmen­t, you will review all basic eligibilit­y requiremen­ts and answer questions regarding your health history. The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes approximat­ely one hour.

Donors who participat­e in these March blood drives will also receive a $10 Visa Prepaid card by email upon completion.

For questions about upcoming city of Santa Clarita blood drives, contact Amanda Santos at

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