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American Red Cross volunteers with the Capital Region's Chapter are answering phones for #hurricaneSandyRelief telethon on KCRA. They've raised over $65,000 since 6am today. Call 800-513-3333 to donate until 10pm.
According to a press release, in response to Superstorm Sandy, the American Red Cross is working with BloodSource and PG&E to coordinate blood donation collections throughout the area. Tomorrow, the American Red Cross and BloodSource have partnered with PG&E's employees and customers to participate in a disaster preparedness day at BloodSource Donor Centers in Chico, Midtown Sacramento and Stockton. Community members are enco
uraged to visit BloodSource Donor Centers to learn what blood donation type is best for them and what is needed today, as well as support disaster preparedness and home safety.
To give blood, someone must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in general good health. Donors should bring their blood donor card or other form of positive ID with them.
Locations and times for blood donation collections Friday, Nov. 2:
Chico: 555 Rio Lindo Ave, Chico 95926
• 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. whole blood
• 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. platelets
Midtown Sacramento: 1608 Q St, Sacramento 95811
• 6 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. whole blood
• 6 to 11:45 a.m. platelets
• 6 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. plasma
Stockton: 6385 Pacific Ave, Stockton 95207
• 7:45 a.m. to noon whole blood
• 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. platelets