Sunland-Tujunga residents and those of the surrounding communities will have an opportunity to donate blood to the Red Cross this Lenten Season. The American Red Cross will be at New Hope Community Church, 10448 Oro Vista Ave, from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday March 25. The Blood Donor Center will be located in the church’s gymnasium.
Donors can make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visiting redcrossblood.org. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.