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Christmas Blood Drive Hosted By Interact Club

In the spirit of giving, members of the Escalon High School Interact Club are hoping high school students, staff and members of the community will be able to give a little on Thursday.

The club, in cooperation with Delta Blood Bank, is hosting a Christmas Blood Drive in the EHS Theater from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. While the drive is geared primarily toward students, organizers said adults and non-high school students are also welcome to donate. Those planning to give should get a visitor’s pass from the high school office before heading to the theater.

Sponsors of the drive include Hula’s, Mountain Mike’s and the Escalon Youth Center. All donors will receive a giveaway from one of the sponsors as a way of thanking them for donating. The entire process, including registration, a brief health screening, the blood donation and a required 15-minute rest in the refreshment area, takes about an hour.

A valid photo ID with date of birth is required to make a donation. Blood donors should be in general good health, at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Students 16 years old can donate but most have parental permission and weigh a minimum of 115 pounds.

All donations help Delta Blood Bank keep hospitals in a multi-county area supplied with blood and each donation can help save the lives of up to three people.

For more information, call 888-94-BLOOD or visit