Press release

WHAT: The Mammoth Lakes community can save lives at the Mammoth Lakes Community Blood Drive at Fire Station #1 in Mammoth Lakes from Tuesday, October 18 – Thursday, October 20. All blood drive participants will receive vouchers for Whoa Nellie Deli, a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cone, and the Second Chance Thrift Shop.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a bloodtransfusion. Summer 2016 has been an especially challenging season across the country to collect blood compared to recent years due to a variety of factors including the impact of the Zika virus, an increase in hospital demand for blood and decrease inblood donations.

Appointments are recommended, and donors can schedule their appointment by visiting, selecting “Locate a blooddrive”, and using sponsor code: snow, or calling 800-696-4484. Donors must bring a photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome.

WHEN:              October 18, 2016

                12:00 – 6:00pm


                October 19, 2016

                10:00am – 6:00pm


                October 20, 2016

                9:00am – 1:45pm


WHERE:        Fire Station #1

                   3150 Main St.

                   Mammoth Lakes

ELIGIBILITY:    Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old with a signed United Blood Services parental consent form, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health.

Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger. For more information, please visit

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