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1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
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As spring approaches, the American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply. People of all blood types – especially those with type O blood – are critical to ensuring hospitals can meet the daily demand for lifesaving transfusions.

During Red Cross Month in March, the Red Cross celebrates the volunteers and blood and platelet donors who are critical to ensuring those in need receive relief and care. Help can’t wait – to book a time to give, visit RedCrossBlood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. As a thank-you, all who come to give by March 24 will get a $10 e-gift card to a pet supply merchant of choice, plus a chance to win one of five $3,000 gift cards. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/Pets for details.

Additionally, the Red Cross is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures to celebrate the epic new film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and to invite donors to rise together and give blood. When donors share their strength by giving March 25-April 7, they’ll get an exclusive Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.  2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved Godzilla TM and TOHO CO., Ltd.

Upcoming Santa Clarita Valley blood donation opportunities March 11-31:

Acton
3/28/2024: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Acton Agua Dulce Library, 33792 Crown Valley Rd.
Agua Dulce
3/20/2024: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Agua Dulce Women’s Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd.
Canyon Country
3/19/2024: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., College of the Canyons, 17200 Sierra Highway
Newhall
3/17/2024: 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Sanctuary Church, 26444 Friendly Valley Pkwy.
Santa Clarita
3/13/2024: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks
3/17/2024: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
3/20/2024: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks
3/20/2024: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
3/23/2024: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks
3/24/2024: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
3/25/2024: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
3/27/2024: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks
3/29/2024: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Crossroads Community Church Valencia, 25300 Rye Canyon Rd.
3/29/2024: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santa Clarita Sports Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Stevenson Ranch
3/28/2024: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 360 Executive Suites – Conference room, 25101 The Old Rd.
Valencia
3/13/2024: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
3/14/2024: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
3/21/2024: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 The Old Rd.
3/21/2024: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 The Old Rd.
How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

Amplify your impact − volunteer!

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/la or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA.

 
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