Time to Donate Blood

Our Pink Lady Auxiliary will host one of three annual blood drives this coming week. In addition to each year's July drive, the Auxiliary also hosts a blood drive in March and another each November. Event Chairman Toddy Folgate says United Blood Services has a special need for type O blood, the universal donor. Less than 50 percent of the population has type O blood, but hospitals order a 50 percent supply of it. United Blood Services provides blood to 25 hospitals throughout Nevada and northern California, including Humboldt General Hospital. If you can donate, times are from noon to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at the West Hall of the Winnemucca Convention Center. Oh, and by the way, in addition to saving lives, those who donate will have the chance to win a 2013 Toyota Corolla four-door sedan, courtesy of Northern Nevada Toyota dealers. Pretty cool. Hope to see you there.