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The Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive was a huge success!

Thank you to the San Diego community for giving to support The American Red Cross.

SAN DIEGO — News 8 wants to thank everyone who donated blood at the latest “Celebration of Heroes” Blood Drive in October 2020.

This was our 8th drive this year and by far our most successful.  145 units of blood were collected, directly impacting the lives of over 435 people in our Community.  

More good news… for 44 of those donors, this was their first time giving blood! 

 Unfortunately, COVID-19 and wildfires have forced the cancellation of many blood drives in our state.  But the need for blood is still urgent.  

To see how you can donate at a drive near you, go to redcross.org

And thank you San Diego for helping us at News 8 make a difference.

WHY DONATE?

“Time and time again, San Diego has answered the call when our blood supply becomes critically low,” said Kyle Kraska, sports director, NEWS 8.

“Now, COVID-19 has also presented challenges for our San Diego Food Bank as it is distributing more than twice the monthly meals to San Diegans in need. These concurrent drives will go a long way to satisfying two of our most urgent needs.”

About the American Red Cross

To learn more about The American Red Cross Blood Donation, please visit www.redcrossblood.org

DAY OF GIVING AUG 18 RECAP

Thank you for joining News 8, The American Red Cross and Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Jersey Mike’s Subs and iHeart Media for our Day of Double Giving on August 18, 2020.

The American Red Cross collected 133 units of blood at the event which will help positively impact 399 lives!

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