Humboldt Sponsors Hosts 4th Annual Blood Drive

Press release from Humboldt Sponsors:

"Humboldt Sponsors" written in red cursiveHumboldt Sponsors will be hosting its fourth annual blood drive Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Northern California Community Blood Bank, 2524 Harrison Ave., Eureka.

“This is an important way for our organization to help meet the critical blood supply needs of our local community,” stated Tammy Curtis, president of Humboldt Sponsors. “We are fully committed to hosting these annual blood drives as part of our ongoing community service efforts,” Curtis added.

person in a medical chair giving blood posing for a picture with a youth and a person in a lab coat

Humboldt Sponsors member Heather Setton, seated, donates blood under the care of Nick Hemphill, former NCCBB donor care specialist, while Becky Giacomini, HS member, waits her turn during last year’s blood drive.

To schedule a time to donate, call Lynn McKenna, Humboldt Sponsors Blood Drive Coordinator, at 707-443-9106. Appointments may also be scheduled before the main event begins at 4:00 p.m., and walk-ins are welcome, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided by the Blood Bank, as well as complimentary cookies, courtesy of Humboldt Sponsors members.

“Our goal this year is to reach 50 participating donors,” stated McKenna. “Any blood donations made within a week of February 1 may be counted toward Humboldt Sponsors’ blood drive. Just remember to mention Humboldt Sponsors to ensure credit for the donation,” McKenna added.

As a convenience, donors may also take advantage of the following blood mobile locations and times: Tuesday, January 31 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Cal-Poly Humboldt at The Quad, 1 Harpst St., Arcata; Wednesday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Cher-Ae-Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Drive, Trinidad; Thursday, February 2 from 11 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Ray’s Food Place, 2009 Main St., Fortuna; or Friday, February 3 from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Safeway, 600 F St., Arcata.

NCCBB advises the blood donation process takes approximately one hour. Donors must bring a photo ID or donor card. Eligibility requirements include: donors must be 17 years old (or age 16 with a signed consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and have no new tattoos within the last 30 days. On the day of the drive, donors are encouraged to eat well and drink extra fluids.

Humboldt Sponsors, a local, nonprofit charitable organization, is dedicated to raising funds solely to benefit the youth of Humboldt County. In April 2022, the organization awarded 44 individual grants totaling $85,422 to local nonprofit organizations providing youth-related services. Since 1973, Humboldt Sponsors has distributed more than $2,733,000 in grants to benefit local children.

To learn more about Humboldt Sponsors, or to become an associate member, go to www.humboldtsponsors.org or find them on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about blood donation requirements and to view the complete blood mobile schedule, visit www.nccbb.org, or call the Northern California Community Blood Bank at (707) 443-8004.

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Big Rick
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Big Rick
13 days ago

Don’t mention of the risk of accepting covid vaccine blood. Do you guys even care?

Cheri
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Cheri
13 days ago
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Never thought of that. I donate blood occasionally but not since I was pressured to get the Moderna shots. I know people who opted out of the vax (their legit choice). Hasn’t this concern become irrelevant in view of so many vaxxed people donating blood by now? Or getting that life saving transfusion versus dying right now? Don’t they screen for recent vaccinations before accepting blood? Any studies done on this? Is this another way to get the meds into the vax resistant population? Can this co-mingle different vaxs within a person? Or is this just speculative conjecture that goes nowhere. Wish I hadn’t read your comment Rick!