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Vitalant holds annual North State blood drive

Vitalant is holding its annual North State blood drive in Chico, Redding and Yuba City this weekend.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 1:09 PM

CALIFORNIA - Vitalant is holding its annual North State blood drive in Chico, Redding and Yuba City this weekend.

This blood drive has been going on for decades, but representatives at Vitalant say their supplies have dropped in recent years because people are busy.

At the blood drive, Vitalant has raffle prizes, magazines and newspapers. They also give everyone a t-shirt and snacks.

One of the donors said he donates all the time because he found out his blood-type was used to help babies. 

"The first time I donated they told me that I have a special blood-type. I'm O-negative and I'm CNV negative which means they use it for babies," said David Liles, a blood donor. 

See below for blood time drives in Chico, Redding and Yuba City. 

Chico

Where: 555 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico

When: Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Redding

Where: 2860 Larkspur Lane, Redding

When: Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Yuba City

Where: 1290 Stabler Lane, Suite 830, Yuba City

When: Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

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