WEEKEND TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY CALLS REDUCE
THE VALLEY’S BLOOD SUPPLY TO JUST 39%
ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY,
ESPECIALLY O-NEGATIVE BLOOD TYPE.
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD TODAY AT THESE DONOR CENTERS:
Visalia Donor Center 1515 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia M-F 9a - 6p Sat. 9a - 1p JEDC – NW Fresno Donor Center 4343 Herndon Ave., Fresno M-F 9a - 6p Sat. 9a - 3p Fresno Donor Center 1196 E. Shaw #102, Fresno M-F 9a – 6p Sat. 9a - 3p North Fresno Donor Center 1010 E. Perrin, Fresno M-F 9a - 6p Sat. 9a - 3p
CENTRAL VALLEY, CA – WE NEED YOU NOW. The Central California Blood Center is asking all blood donors, to please give TODAY at donor centers in, Visalia and Fresno in an effort to replenish the community’s blood supply as soon as possible. Ongoing trauma and emergency room use up and down the Valley, and several weather-related accidents caused the demand for blood to spike. Trauma center patients used almost all the Valley supply of O-negative blood type, which has now dropped below 9%. Other blood types are very low as well, so all donors are needed as soon as possible.
Blood donation takes less than one hour to complete. Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 years old with written parental consent). Senior citizens are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within 4 hours prior to their donation. Donors can give blood every eight weeks. Photo ID is required at donor registration.
The Central California Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood products for the 31 hospitals in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings and Mariposa Counties and must collect between 5,000 to 6,000 pints of blood a month to meet the needs of our Valley community.
Seek robbery suspect
On Sunday evening Dec. 20, shortly after 6 pm the suspect shown entered the Boost Mobile store at 726 S. Madera Ave., where he brandished a weapon and demanded money from the register. Fearing for her safety, the clerk complied and the suspect left the area. he is described as a Hispanic male adult, possibly in his 30s. If you recognize this individual, please contact the Kerman Police Dept. at 846-8800 or you leave a private private message on the department's Facebook page.