Blood Donor Center offers cool treat this summer

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donate-blood-long-beachDonate blood during the months of July and August in exchange for a free pint of ice cream. While supplies last, everyone who donates blood during the months of July and August will receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream.

Join the beach party at Long Beach Memorial’s Blood Donor Center on July 17 and be entered into a special drawing when you donate blood.

Although more than 50 percent of the population of the United States is able to donate, fewer than 5 percent actually do. Every month more than 1,000 units of blood are used in life-saving procedures for adults, children and newborns at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital.

Giving blood only requires about an hour of your time. The actual donation process only takes about 15 minutes as you sit back in a comfortable chair and watch your favorite television show. After you give blood, you can relax and have a light snack or juice. You can go back to your normal schedule the same day.

For more information about giving blood or to schedule an appointment, call the Blood Donor Center at (562) 933-0808.

The Blood Donor Center is located at Long Beach Memorial, 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach. It is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free parking is provided in a convenient easy-access location for donors.

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