Taco Tuesday Blood Drive in Downtown Alameda

Downtown Alameda Elks Blood DriveDid you know that less than 40% of the general population is eligible to donate blood and less than 10% of those eligible actually donate?

The Alameda Elks and the Downtown Alameda Business Association are making it easy to save lives. We’re asking eligible blood donors to join us at the upcoming Taco Tuesday Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 14. All blood donors will receive two free tacos!

There is a blood shortage alert and time slots are still available… Schedule an appointment by visiting www.bloodheroes.com, click the “Locate a Blood Drive” tab, and enter Sponsor Code: AlamedaElks.

Blood Center of the PacificA simple donation can have a profound impact in saving lives. Hospital demand for blood has increased significantly this past year and there is a shortage of all blood types. Each week, Blood Centers of the Pacific need at least 8,000 donors to meet the needs of patients in our community.

“Many people suffer needlessly because of lack of their type of blood,” says Rose Chastain, Marketing/Promotions Manager for the Downtown Association. “Community coming together makes a difference in the needless suffering. Most often when you donate, blood goes to a large geographic area — this one serves the local community.”

There is no substitute for human blood. If patients lose blood from surgery or injury or if their bodies can’t produce enough, there is only one place to turn—volunteer blood donors.

Blood Centers of the Pacific bloodmobileFor over 75 years, Blood Centers of the Pacific has been providing the critical link between blood donors and local patients in-need by providing blood to more than 50 hospitals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. More than 50,000 patients annually receive the gift-of-life through the generosity of community donors.

Blood Centers of the Pacific is grateful to partner with the Alameda Elks and Downtown Alameda businesses to achieve their lifesaving mission of providing an adequate and safe blood supply to meet the health and safety needs of the public.

Help save lives and enjoy Taco Tuesday at the Elks Lodge!

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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our new website: www.DowntownAlameda.com.

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Downtown Alameda is the commercial, cultural, and civic center of our island city. We represent over 425 businesses in the Historic Park Street District and nearby side streets. Follow us on your favorite social media sites for updates: FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram, and Google+

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