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Published on December 03, 2010

Mobile blood drives set for December

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. — The annual Gift of Life holiday blood drive is continuing, with mobile blood drives scheduled at many sites in December. The Blood Center of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula hopes to collect more than 800 pints in the drive, held annually during a season when donations typically slow because of busy schedules and travel.

Upcoming blood drives are:

  • Cypress Community Church, 681 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7
  • CTB–McGraw Hill, 20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9
  • American Red Cross–Carmel Chapter House, southeast corner of 8th & Dolores avenues, Carmel, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10
  • Carmel Hill Professional Center, 23845 Holman Highway, Monterey, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14
  • Knights of Columbus, Council #1465, San Carlos Church parking lot, Church and Figueroa streets, Monterey, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19
  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, near the Comprehensive Cancer Center, 23625 Holman Highway, Monterey, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Donors during the holiday campaign will receive pocket calendars and be eligible to win drawings in prizes. Donors are also encouraged to give at the Blood Center, 276 Hartnell St., Monterey. Appointments are encouraged by calling 625-4814. More information is available at www.chomp.org.

 

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Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org