Sign Up for the Clovis Chamber of Commerce Blood Drive on October 13 & 14


Press Contact: Greg Newman, Executive Director
Telephone: (559) 299-7363

Email: [email protected]


October 8, 2020

Be A Community Hero: Sign Up for the Clovis Chamber
of Commerce Blood Drive on October 13 & 14

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2020 – Clovis, CA.

Your local Clovis Chamber of Commerce is spearheading an effort to support our community’s health and well-being. We recognize that nearly every business and industry in the Central Valley feels the ripple effects of the pandemic. Blood donations declined since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and the need to replenish our local supply is dire. Due to social distancing and limits on large gatherings, many previously scheduled blood drives were canceled or postponed indefinitely. The closures of high schools, colleges, and businesses have also slowed the numbers of blood donations to a trickle. And now, with holiday season fast approaching, the demand for blood increases.

We need your help to meet the challenge of collecting blood donations. Your local Chamber is stepping up and partnering with the Central California Blood Center to offer you a way to become a community hero and donate. Meet the Bloodmobile parked outside the Clovis Chamber office in Old Town Clovis, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13th and October 14th, from 9 am until 3 pm. Give the gift of life: Register for your appointment today!

“’Valley residents need Valley blood’ is not only a slogan but should be our personal duty as a resident of the Central Valley to help each other,” said Greg Newman, CEO of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. “Not only does the Clovis Chamber advocate for a strong business community but also a healthy and thriving community. Please join us in giving blood and helping our friends, family and neighbors.”

Need facts?

• One pint of blood saves 3 lives
• Blood is needed every 2 seconds
• 1 out of every 7 people who enter a hospital will need a blood product
• 97% will have a loved one or friend who will need life-saving blood
• Only 37 percent of the nation’s population is eligible to donate blood
• Less than 10 percent of those that give blood can donate or actually do donate on an annual basis
• Blood cannot be mass-produced or manufactured—It can only come from donors like you!

Is donating blood safe?

All present-day COVID-19 safety precautions are in place. Simply reserve your appointment, eat a good meal, and drink plenty of water before your arrival. Just avoid caffeinated beverages.

What can you expect when you arrive?

Giving blood only takes a few minutes of your time. After registration, you’ll receive a mini-physical to check your temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and hemoglobin level. You’ll also be interviewed to ensure that giving blood is safe for you and healthy for recipients. All information is held in strict confidence.

Do you need more reasons to register to donate blood?

• Donating blood doesn’t cost you a penny
• You have a lifesaving excuse to miss that boring Zoom meeting at work
• You get to relax and lie down for 20 minutes or more
• You have a great reason to break your diet and enjoy juice and refreshments afterwards
• Donating blood can make you live longer, because studies prove that volunteering to perform good deeds extends our lives
• You get to help everyone in our community, children and adults alike, completely free of any political bias
• Donating blood makes you feel like a hero, and you are!

For more information, contact Greg Newman at (559) 299-7363 or email [email protected].


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