Blood Drive Open to the Public

The public is welcome to participate in an April 18 blood drive, sponsored by NorthBay Healthcare and NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness, in conjunction with BloodSource.

The drive begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. in the conference facility on the first floor of the VacaValley Wellness Center, 1020 Nut Tree Road. Enter through the HealthSpring Fitness lobby.

Krystal Newton, massage therapy director for HealthSpring Fitness, will offer six 10-minute massages between noon and 1 p.m. for donors. In addition, every blood donor will have their name entered into a drawing for a one-hour massage.

Donors are encouraged to book an appointment in advance online, and save themselves from having to wait. Visit and enter location code H101. Walk-ins will also be welcome. Donors are advised to eat and drink before donating blood and bring a photo ID.