Humboldt Sponsors Hosting Fifth Annual Blood Drive on February 7th

This is a press release from the Humboldt Sponsors :

Humboldt Sponsors will host its fifth annual blood drive on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Northern California Community Blood Bank, 2524 Harrison Ave., Eureka.

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

To schedule an appointment to donate, call Lynn McKenna, Humboldt Sponsors blood drive coordinator, at 707-443-9106. “Humboldt Sponsors will get credit for any donations made the week of February 5th through February 9th,” McKenna said. “Last year we had a record 56 donors! Our goal this year is 60 donors. Walk-ins are welcome, and please mention you are donating to Humboldt Sponsors during check in.”

McKenna added that light refreshments will be provided by the Blood Bank, as well as complimentary baked goods, courtesy of Humboldt Sponsors.

As a convenience, donors may also take advantage of the following blood mobile locations and times: Wednesday, February 7 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Cal Trans, 1656 Union St., Eureka and The Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Dr., Trinidad; Monday, February 5 from 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Safeway, 600 F St., Arcata; Tuesday, February 6 from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at CalPoly Humboldt Quad, 1 Harpst St., Arcata; Thursday, February 8 from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 a.m. at CalPoly Humboldt B St., Arcata; Friday, February 9 from 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. at McKinleyville Shopping Center, 1555 City Center Rd., McKinleyville and Tri Counties Bank, 909 Main St., Fortuna.

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. Donors are encouraged to eat a high protein breakfast and drink plenty of fluids on the day they donate.

Humboldt Sponsors, a local, nonprofit charitable organization, is dedicated to raising funds solely to benefit the youth of Humboldt County. In April last year, the organization awarded 54 individual grants totaling $102,065 to local nonprofit organizations providing youth-related services. Since 1971, Humboldt Sponsors has distributed more than $2,835,000 in grants to benefit local children.

To learn more about Humboldt Sponsors, go to www.humboldtsponsors.org. 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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EAGLE 20
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EAGLE 20
5 months ago

Blood drives are great. Only one question, will the blood of vaccinated individuals be differentiated from that of un-vaccinated? Let not our blood be mixed.

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guest
5 months ago
Reply to  EAGLE 20

Considering %70 of the US is vaccinated, I doubt it. Not to mention doctors and the medical community got continually bashed during the Covid pandemic, why would they accomadate the anti-vaxxers that hated them. Doctors are smart enough to know that the blood is exactly the same. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2806018

EAGLE 20
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EAGLE 20
5 months ago
Reply to  guest

Who said I was an anti-vaxxer? Could it be that I don’t want icky unvaccinated blood in my system? Also all blood is not the same, people have been infected by contaminated blood.

Tim
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Tim
5 months ago
Reply to  EAGLE 20

Trying to make like there’s a distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated blood donations is simply asinine. However, if someone wants to refuse to accept a blood transfusion because it isn’t certified unvaccinated, please be my guest. They’d probably die as a result of refusing the blood since they wouldn’t be getting a transfusion unless they really need it and then it would be one less idiot to have to deal with and more blood available for those less deranged.

EAGLE 20
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EAGLE 20
5 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Right, because making choices about what goes into your body makes a person deranged. Also there is 100% a difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated blood, to to say other wise is asinine.

Tim
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Tim
5 months ago
Reply to  EAGLE 20

You seem to have missed school the days they taught biology. Simply put, there is no test, no distinction made when blood is taken for donation or used in the system for vaccination. The vaccine itself is gone from the body in a short period of time (less than 1 month) after triggering the desired immune response. There’s nothing left behind except for memory in your immune system to respond to an infection.

At this point anyone donating blood will have been vaccinated for something along the way. TDAP, MMR, Polio, Mumps, Shingles, Hepatitis, Influenza, Covid etc. If vaccinated blood cause serious health problems it probably would’ve shown up by now. Instead, blood transfusion problems are mostly from folks who have an actual disease but didn’t know it and blood banks screen for those kinds of diseases or store the blood in ways that will kill off the virus or bacteria.

And if you’re a true pure blood believer, then you probably would never go to a hospital and get a blood transfusion anyway because you might get blood from one of “those” people. So quit trolling on a donation press release.

EAGLE 20
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EAGLE 20
5 months ago
Reply to  Tim

You’re right, I did miss that day I school where the teacher explained Mrna gene therapy. Maybe because it never happened. If it doesn’t last in your system for more than a month but creates a memory for the immune system then is that why you need to get boosters every quarter? Did the immune system forget? Could it be that the “vaccine” isn’t doing what you think it is? Also all I did was ask a question.
All you did was cast blame and call names.

Grace
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Grace
5 months ago
Reply to  EAGLE 20

“Let not our blood be mixed.”
— says “Eagle 20”

Reminds of a certain elite, who voiced concerns others “poisoning the blood of our country”.

EAGLE 20
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EAGLE 20
5 months ago
Reply to  Grace

So who is doing the poisonings? The vaccinenated or the unvaccinated?

Iliketables
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Iliketables
5 months ago
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There have been DNA plasmids found in the Covid vaccine. FYI.

Humboldt
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Humboldt
5 months ago

Sixty donors seems like such a small number, considering the population.

It would be good to develop regular routines for giving blood.

I’m sure the blood banks are trying.

if the age is as low as 16, perhaps regular visits to high schools and the colleges would be fruitful.

Anon
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Anon
5 months ago
Reply to  Humboldt

Besides 💕 helping others, 💕
there are so many benefits to volunteering for regular whole blood donation!!
You can donate every 8 weeks.
Routine blood donation is linked to:
Good heart health and lower blood pressure
Healthier lipid levels
Lower risk of cancer
Boosts liver health
And it burns calories!

I was shocked at the low number too…..
Cmon people!

Jimi
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Jimi
5 months ago

Ya I used to give alot of blood and plasma but I found out I’d have to buy back someone else’s blood if I ever needed any. Buying back blood is not cheap and the program is a money making scam where they sometimes get the volunteers and product for free and resell it back to you at what 4-5 grand a pint?

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