Blood Especially Needed at United Blood Services Heading Into 4th of July

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Source: United Blood Services

The local blood inventory has dipped significantly, so to continue meeting patient needs United Blood Services is aiming to collect at least 2,500 donations throughout the Tri-Counties area by the 4th of July.

Long holiday weekends always make blood collection a challenge, but especially during the summer. Traditionally, the summer is an extremely difficult time to collect blood due to many reasons, including holiday travel by regular blood donors, high schools and colleges out of session – the site of many blood drives, and other factors.

For example, United Blood Services reports that during the 2017 Memorial Day weekend its blood donation total was approximately 10% lower than initially projected at its donor centers in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo.

All blood types are important, but during this time O negative blood types are specifically needed. As the universal blood donor, O negative blood types can help patients of any blood type, especially during emergency situations.

Donations may be made at the United Blood Services donor centers in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo, or numerous community blood drives throughout the Tri-Counties area. Donors are asked to make an appointment by contacting United Blood Services at 805-543-4290 x “0”; or online at

All blood donors in July will receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream from local community partners.


·         Ventura Center – 2223 Eastman Ave. STE A

·         Santa Barbara Center – 4213 State St.

·         Santa Maria Center – 1770 S. Broadway

·         San Luis Obispo Center – 4119 Broad St. #100

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, please visit

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yourfakereality Jun 27, 2017 09:09 AM
Blood Especially Needed at United Blood Services Heading Into 4th of July

So what if donations didn't meet the "projected" quota? Maybe the real problem is that a people who believe they are free wouldn't donate at all if they knew they were just a "project"

The people who run the biomedical industry have decreed that the kindhearted American people will NEVER be compensated for "donating" the raw material, literally the 'human resources' they depend on to make a FANTASTIC living.

The last time I checked, the CEO of the organ procurement "nonprofit" down in LA paid himself a salary well into the seven figures - now ask yourself how Dick Cheney was able to get a heart transplant if these donated organs are really distributed fairly? Cheney was too old to get on a waiting list, so how & where did he get a heart? Mickey Mantle was a known alcaholic who never stopped drinking, had terminal cancer, but a got a liver anyway.
There used to be a video of the organ procurement teams training with an animatronic dummy that was programmed to sit up on the operating table & open its eyes when its chest was sliced open - that's a heck of an "involuntary" reaction to think about before donating anything...

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