Blood drive to be held |

Blood drive to be held

Staff Reports

A blood drive will be held Dec. 5, at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Walk-ins are welcome. Blood drive participants will receive a parking validation for the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, formerly Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe, parking lot at the blood drive check in. The blood drive is sponsored by the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. BloodSource provides blood to Barton Memorial Hospital.

Donating blood takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource Parental consent form) and be generally healthy, according to a press release. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids before donating.

The drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on the first floor ballroom of the hotel, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information, visit of contact Dan Kerr at 775-781-5343.