LifeStream Blood Bank assisting wildfire victims in Maui
SAN BERNARDINO – LifeStream Blood Bank has sent 60 pints of blood products to the Blood Bank of Hawaii to aid the victims of the wildfires in Maui. At least 80 people are confirmed dead with dozens more injured.
“LifeStream will always do everything it can to help people in need wherever they may be,” said Dr. Rick Axelrod, LifeStream president/CEO & medical director. Hawaiian hospitals in Maui and Oahu are seriously impacted by burn victims. We could not ignore the call for help from our friends at the Blood Bank of Hawaii. While most of the blood products we collect stay here at home, we saw the critical need that Hawaii is facing and knew we needed to do something to help.”
LifeStream blood donors are essential to maintaining a strong blood supply, which helps save lives at home and abroad.
“To help replenish our blood inventory, we are asking all eligible blood donors to come in and make a donation,” continued Axelrod. “These wildfires highlight the importance of having blood at the ready. We want to be able to help again if needed, but we will need to rebuild an adequate supply to do it.”
LifeStream has donor centers in San Bernardino, Riverside, Ontario, Victorville, Murrieta, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and Hemet and conducts mobile blood drives throughout its service area.
Eligibility requirements for all donors can be found at http://www.lstream.org/about-donating/who-can-donate/All donors should be feeling healthy and well and present a current photo ID. Walk-ins are welcomed, appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment, call
800-879-4484 or visit LStream.org
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