RIVERSIDE COUNTY AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (Aug. 31, 2022) – Local blood donors are in for a tasty treat this September. Baker’s Drive-Thru is teaming up with the American Red Cross to provide those who donate at designated blood drives in the Inland Empire a card redeemable for a Double Baker and regular milkshake, while supplies last*.
“We are thrilled to partner with Baker’s Drive-Thru to encourage community members to roll up their sleeve and help give the gift of life,” said Yevette Baysinger, Red Cross of San Bernardino County Executive Director. “By donating at affiliated blood drives in September, our community can help those dependent on blood transfusions for treatment or lifesaving care and receive a special gift, courtesy of Baker’s Drive-Thru.”
The American Red Cross is facing a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. In recent weeks, the Red Cross has experienced a decline in donations, leading to a 20% drop in the blood supply. This decline in donations is a trend that may soon make it tougher to keep blood products stocked on hospital shelves. Hospitals and patients need donors to book appointments now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a blood shortage.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in September:
9/1/2022: Leadership Military Academy, Moreno Valley
9/1/2022: Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station Riverside
9/1/2022: Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside
9/3/2022: Silent Valley Club Inc., Banning
9/4/2022: Edgewater Lutheran Church, Eastvale
9/7/2022: Circle City Center, Corona
9/8/2022: The Church of LDS Moreno Valley
9/10/2022: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside
9/10/2022: American Red Cross Riverside Chapter
9/11/2022: Corona Regional Medical Center, Corona
9/13/2022: Moreno Valley Sheriff Station Moreno Valley
9/14/2022: North West College, Riverside
9/17/2022: American Legion Riverside Post 79, Riverside
9/19/2022: American Red Cross Riverside Chapter
9/22/2022: American Legion Post 328, Norco
9/22/2022: Arlington High School, Riverside
9/23/2022: La Sierra Community Center Drive, Riverside
9/26/2022: American Legion Riverside Post 79, Riverside
9/27/2022: Eastvale San Antonio Medical Plaza, Eastvale
9/30/2022: Corona Regional Medical Center Corona
San Bernardino County
9/2/2022: Fontana Foundation of Hope, Fontana
9/2/2022: Ford of Upland
9/6/2022: Chino Police Department
9/6/2022: U.S. Bank Branch, Apple Valley
9/7/2022: Redlands Adventist Church
9/8/2022: The Church of LDS, Rancho Cucamonga
9/8/2022: Upland Police Department
9/8/2022: Red Hill Country Club Rancho Cucamonga
9/11/2022: Baitul Hameed Mosque Chino
9/13/2022: The Church of LDS, Hesperia
9/14/2022: Homecoming at The Preserve, Chino
9/15/2022: San Joaquin Valley College, Hesperia
9/15/2022: City of Hesperia
9/21/2022: Kaiser Permanente Colton Medical, Colton
9/21/2022: Kaiser Permanente Chino Hills Regional Lab, Chino Hills
9/21/2022: VFW Post 8680 Rancho Cucamonga
9/22/2022: The Church of LDS, Upland
9/22/2022: The Church of LDS, Rancho Cucamonga
9/26/2022: St. Albans Episcopal Church, Yucaipa
9/28/2022: American Legion Post 106, Redlands
9/28/2022: Carmax Ontario
9/28/2022: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Chino Hills
9/29/2022: Immanuel Baptist Church, Highland
9/30/2022: Redlands Shooting Park
About blood donation
To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
Blood drive safety
The Red Cross follows a high standard of safety and infection control. The Red Cross will continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities. While donors are no longer required to wear a face mask, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason. The Red Cross will also adhere to more stringent face mask requirements per state and/or local guidance, or at the request of blood drive sponsors. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at a drive.
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 or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
*Cards are redeemable at participating Baker’s Drive-Thru restaurants and not redeemable for cash.