Blood Drive On Saturday

Blood Drive On Saturday

Holtville residents are among those encouraged to take part in a blood drive in El Centro on Saturday.

The drive will take place in the parking lot of Lucky Supermarket at Fourth and Wake from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The annual drive was started a few years ago to draw awareness to Kawasaki Disease and bring in additional blood donations for those afflicted. Holtville’s Evan Dollente was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 21 months old. He is doing fine now after treatment, and family members began the blood drive to help pay it forward for others who need help.

Donors are encouraged to make appointments at www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org. They can earn points every time they donate, and points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, movie tickets and other rewards.

Donors should eat normally but drink plenty of fluids on the day of their donation.

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