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First Green Valley Blood Drive a Success; More Planned

Nearly 40 individuals donated blood during NorthBay Healthcare’s first of three spring blood drives for 2014.blooddrive 


“We’re really pleased with the turnout,” said Julie Rottmayer of BloodSource, whose organization teamed with NorthBay to do the collections. “This is the first time NorthBay has hosted a collection point in Green Valley, and we had a number of people who saw the signage and just stopped. About 25 signed up in advance.”


The event also pulled donors from a Nurses Skills Fair, which was being held at the Green Valley Administration Center and from NorthBay’s new Green Valley Health Plaza.


“We have two more drives planned at our hospital campuses, to make donation convenient as possible for our employees,” said organizer Katie Lydon, director of Women’s and Children’s Services. 
 

The first will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 19, in the Solano Town Center parking lot, adjacent to  NorthBay Medical Center, just off Pennsylvania Avenue. Although no appointment is necessary, signing up for a designated slot in advance can save time during the donation process. Visit www.bloodsource.com/drives and enter the location code H101 to sign up.


The final drive will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at the VacaValley Health Plaza, on the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital campus. Location code is H100. 


“We know our employees understand the importance of donating blood and saving lives. The public is also welcome to donate,” said organizer Rowena Vince Cruz, clinical lab scientist.
Organizers request that you eat and drink prior to donating blood, and bring a picture ID. For more information, call Julie Rottmayer at (707) 303-4016.