Bay Area Asked to Donate Blood in Honor of Wounded Officer; Red Cross, Stanford Blood Center Hosting a Number of Drives

September 2010
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
MEDIA CONTACT:
Michele Hyndman (650) 723-8237
mhyndman@stanford.edu
MEDIA CONTACT FOR AMERICAN RED CROSS:
Jared Schultzman (510) 594-5204
schultzmanjj@usa.redcross.org

OAKLAND, CA, September 1, 2010 – On Friday, August 27, Fremont Police Officer Todd Young was shot in the line of duty. He required numerous transfusions during his initial surgery. Highland General Hospital, where Officer Young is being treated, encourages potential donors to contact local blood centers and schedule an appointment to give blood.

American Red Cross and Stanford Blood Center are hosting blood drives throughout the Bay Area so local officers and community members can show their support for Officer Young (list of Bay Area drives below). The Red Cross will be opening its four East Bay donor centers on Labor Day.

“During his initial surgery, Young required 60 units of blood”, Fremont police spokesman Bill Veteran said. “He is expected to need more procedures in the next few days and police are asking for donations to be made to the American Red Cross.”

Blood collected at these local drives will benefit Bay Area patients. Blood is needed by accident and trauma victims, premature babies, and patients undergoing treatment for leukemia and many other life-threatening diseases.

Cards of support will be available at Red Cross and Stanford Blood Center. Donors can sign the cards and they will be delivered to Officer Young and his family.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission) and meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Red Cross, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at Stanford Blood Center, click here or call toll-free (888) 723-7831.

About the American Red Cross:
The Northern California Blood Services Region of the Red Cross supplies blood to more than 30 Bay Area hospitals, and needs to collect approximately 350 units of blood each day in order to meet hospital needs.

American Red Cross Blood Donor Centers:

Oakland Blood Donation Center
(6230 Claremont Avenue)
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: noon – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6:30p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Special Labor Day Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pleasanton Blood Donation Center
(5556-B Springdale Avenue)
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: noon – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Special Labor Day Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Newark Blood Donation Center
(39227 Cedar Boulevard)
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: noon – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Special Labor Day Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
San Jose Blood Donation Center
(2731 N. First Street)
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Special Labor Day Hours: Closed
Pleasant Hill Blood Donation Center
(140 Gregory Lane)
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Special Labor Day Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 

American Red Cross public blood drives*:

City of San Jose
Wednesday, September 1, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
City Hall, Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: CSJ) to schedule an appointment.
Chabot College (Hayward)
Wednesday, September 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Balcony Room, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: CHABOT) to schedule an appointment.
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Martinez)
Thursday, September 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
American Red Cross Bus, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: CCRMC) to schedule an appointment.
Santa Cruz Community
Thursday, September 2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gymnasium, 220 Elk St., Santa Cruz.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: SANTA) to schedule an appointment. Entrance to parking lot is off Pacheco Avenue.
Berkeley Community
Friday, September 3, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
American Red Cross Bus, 2106 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: BERKELEYCOMM) to schedule an appointment.
Streets of Brentwood
Saturday, September 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
American Red Cross Bus, 2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: STREETS925) to schedule an appointment.


*There are many other Red Cross blood drives scheduled in the Bay Area throughout the month of September. Donors can visit redcrossblood.org and enter their zip code for a list of drives near them.

About Stanford Blood Center:
Stanford Blood Center has three locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View, and holds blood drives throughout the Bay Area daily.

Stanford Blood Center public blood drives*:

Wednesday, September 1, noon-6 p.m.
Santa Clara High School
3000 Benton Street Santa Clara, 95051
Friday, September 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
City of Menlo Park
701 Laurel Street Menlo Park, 94025
Click here to make an appointment or call 888-723-7831.
Saturday, September 4, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Stanford Blood Center - Campus Center
780 Welch Road, Suite 100 Palo Alto, 94304
Click here to make an appointment or call 888-723-7831.
Tuesday, September 7, 12 noon to 7:30 p.m.
Stanford Blood Center - Campus Center
780 Welch Road, Suite 100 Palo Alto, 94304
Click here to make an appointment or call 888-723-7831.
   

*Stanford Blood Center holds blood drives throughout the Bay Area daily. Click here to find a drive near you.

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