Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive in San Diego

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Because of you, CBS 8 was in a position to assist the Red Cross of San Diego to assist save the lives of over 700 individuals in our group

SAN DIEGO —

THANK YOU SAN DIEGO

Thank you San Diego for making the first-ever 2-Day “Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive” a smashing success.  

Because of you, CBS 8 was in a position to assist the Red Cross of San Diego gather 239 items of blood.  That blood will assist save the lives of over 700 individuals in our group. 

In addition to organizing this life-saving occasion, CBS 8’s personal Kyle Kraska was acknowledged by the Red Cross for main the cost for blood donations in San Diego over time.  

“Kyle has been a passionate advocate for blood donation and a force for good in our community”, says American Red Cross Blood Services District Manager Dharma Nichols.  

“His Celebration of Heroes Blood Drives (from 2019 through February 2021) have helped collect 1,561 units of blood with the potential to impact up to 4,683 lives!”  

“Thank you Kyle and CBS 8 for making a difference in our community and for helping patients depending on lifesaving blood transfusions!”

Stay linked to CBS8.com/Community for information on the subsequent “Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive” and different CBS 8 group occasions.

REGISTER TO DONATE BLOOD

To donate blood, please click here to make your appointment.

The American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. This testing could present crucial perception into whether or not donors could have probably been uncovered to this coronavirus. 

WHY DONATE?

“Time and time again, San Diego has answered the call when our blood supply becomes critically low,” mentioned Kyle Kraska, sports activities director, NEWS 8.

“Now, COVID-19 has additionally introduced challenges for our San Diego Food Bank as it’s distributing greater than twice the month-to-month meals to San
Diegans in want. These concurrent drives will go a protracted option to satisfying two of our most pressing wants.”

About the American Red Cross

To study extra about The American Red Cross Blood Donation, please go to www.redcrossblood.org

CELEBRATION OF HEROES OCT 2020 RECAP

News 8 desires to thank everybody who donated blood on the newest “Celebration of Heroes” Blood Drive in October 2020.

This was our eighth drive of 2020 and by far our most profitable.  145 items of blood had been collected, straight impacting the lives of over 435 individuals in our Community.  More excellent news… for 44 of these donors, this was their first time giving blood! 

Watch the recap of the Oct 2020 Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive:

DAY OF DOUBLE GIVING AUG 2020 RECAP

Thank you for becoming a member of News 8, The American Red Cross and Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Jersey Mike’s Subs and iHeart Media for our Day of Double Giving on August 18, 2020.

The American Red Cross collected 133 items of blood on the occasion which is able to assist positively influence 399 lives!

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