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Help Cancer Patients by Giving Blood in Arcadia and Pasadena

Donating blood is quick and can save someone’s life. – Courtesy photo / Kemberly Groue

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others.

Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, which required blood products.

Though she was a blood donor prior to her diagnosis, Gwinnup now has a new passion for the cause. “I want to raise awareness about the need for blood to treat cancer,” she said.

Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767).

As a thank-you from the Red Cross, those who donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at RedCrossBlood.org/GoForGoal.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Arcadia

Oct. 29 from 1 – 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, located at 1881 S. 1st Ave.

Pasadena

Oct. 16 from 12:15 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center, located at 133 N. Altadena Drive, Suite 103.

Oct. 17 from 12:15 – 7:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 18 from 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 19 from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 20 from 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 21 from 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 22 from 12:15 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 23 from 12:15 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 24 from 12:15 – 7:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 25 from 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 25 from noon – 6 p.m. at the Fair Oaks by Regency Park, located at 951 S. Fair Oaks Ave.

Oct. 26 from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 27 from 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 28 from 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 29 from 12:15 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Rose City High School, located at 351 S. Hudson Ave.

Oct. 30 from 12:15 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

Oct. 31 from 12:15 – 7:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center.

October 11, 2018

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