With All Types In Short Supply, Red Cross Launches Local Blood Drives

first_imgCommunity News With All Types In Short Supply, Red Cross Launches Local Blood Drives By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 3:05 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The need for blood donations hasn’t diminished over the past year, even with the COVID-19 pandemic putting many things on hold. In fact, the American Red Cross says the pandemic, along with severe weather that has impacted much of the U.S., has made blood donations even more urgent, with all blood types in short supply.In Pasadena, blood donation drives have been scheduled over the next few weeks at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center, at 2471 E. Walnut St., Suite 103, and a few other sites.If you are willing to donate, schedule an appointment now through the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or by using the American Red Cross website.To download the Blood Donor App, go to www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html.All blood drives will follow COVID-19 safety protocols including temperature screening, social distancing, and face coverings for donors and staff, the Red Cross said.Following are blood donation dates and times at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center:March 25, 10:45 to 6 p.m.March 26, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.March 27, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.March 28, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.March 29, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.March 30, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.March 31, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.April 1, 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.April 2, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.April 3, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.April 4, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.From 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, a Blood Drive is scheduled at the American Legion District 18, 179 N. Vinedo Ave., Pasadena.From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, a Blood Drive will be held at the Pasadena City Church, 2588 E. Colorado Blvd.The Red Cross is also testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies, which would show a person’s immune system had developed antibodies in response to a coronavirus infection or a vaccine.If you test positive for high levels of antibodies, plasma from your blood donation may be used in convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients. The Red Cross explains that a positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity.The Pasadena Blood Donation Center accepts COVID-19 convalescent plasma donations. For eligibility and donation details, call the Blood Center at (800) 733-2767.To be eligible to donate blood, donors should weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be at least 16 years old and be generally healthy. First-time donors are usually asked to present two forms of identification, although the type of identification needed varies by facility.If you have any particular health concerns or have traveled outside of the country, let the blood bank know at the time you set your appointment.For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org. Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Saugus graduate remains in Trojans’ pitching rotation

first_imgA year after being the most successful part of the USC baseball team’s weekend pitching rotation, Tommy Milone is notably absent from the first few weekends of this season. The Trojans want to make it clear Milone, a Saugus High graduate, hasn’t been demoted and he could return to the weekend rotation. The Trojans had intended to start Milone last Sunday, but his high pitch count in season opener earlier in the week forced a change of plans. `We wanted to win the very first game the most,” Lawn said. `So we started him against Cal Poly. By virtue of using up the maximum pitch total in that game, we weren’t going to bring him back for the weekend. He did pretty much the same thing this week, so he won’t start this weekend. He’ll probably start (Tuesday) against Pepperdine, so we’ll go from there…. We’ve got probably four or five guys who are interchangeable.” USC faces No. 17 San Diego this weekend. The Trojans entered the series with a 3-2 record. Clutch Curtis: Hart product John Curtis was Cal State Fullerton’s second-leading hitter during the Titans’ season-opening sweep of Stanford last weekend. Curtis, a senior catcher, hit .556 with five RBIs in the three-game series. Curtis and the No. 12 Titans play at UNLV this weekend. `That’s a real good chance,” USC pitching coach Dave Lawn said. Milone earned his second win of the season Tuesday when he allowed six hits in six innings in a 5-2 victory over Loyola Marymount. The sophomore left-hander is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA, 12 strikeouts and two walks in 12 innings. center_img Susdorf producing again: Hart graduate Steve Susdorf entered the weekend leading Fresno State in RBIs, having driven in four runs on four hits through the Bulldogs’ first four games. Fresno State plays at Stanford this weekend, then faces Cal State Northridge on Tuesday Not their day: If not for Saturday doubleheaders, The Master’s College would be off to a pretty good start. The Mustangs are winless on Saturdays, having lost doubleheaders the past two Saturdays, but are undefeated any other day of the week. The Masters’ tries to end the Saturday losing trend today, but it won’t be easy. The Mustangs travel to Riverside for a doubleheader against Cal Baptist starting at 11 a.m. Cal Baptist is the defending Golden State Athletic Conference champion and is off to another successful start at 8-0. The Master’s improved to 3-4 by defeating Claremont 7-4 on Tuesday, the final tuneup before today’s GSAC opener. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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