LifeStream’s La Quinta Donor Center relocates December 1
LA QUINTA – LifeStream Blood Bank’s La Quinta Donor Center will relocate Wednesday, Dec. 1 to 46-660 Washington St., Suite 4 — a more high-profile location.
Operating hours (7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily except Wednesday when hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) are unchanged.
To make an appointment to give the “gift of life,” call 800-879-TRY GIVING or visit www.LStream.org
“We’re very excited to unveil the new center to our existing donor base and to those who will follow them in the life-saving cause of voluntary blood donation,” said Rick Axelrod, MD, LifeStream’s president, CEO and medical director.
“Several factors went into the decision to relocate,” he said. “And they all focus on patient care while continuing to provide superior customer service to our donors.
“The new location is in a more visible, more populated shopping center, leading to greater awareness of our presence, more ‘buzz’ and more walk-in traffic to increase the number of blood donations for local hospitals.,” Axelrod added “That’s the ultimate objective.”
Donors will note the open, inviting floor plan and the absence of interior walls, allowing for a sweeping view of all areas of the donation process, from registration to canteen.
To further ensure its commitment to a safe donation experience, all LifeStream donor- and customer-facing staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Also, LifeStream requires face coverings for all donors, staff and volunteers; adheres to social distancing guidelines; and has enhanced already strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
Donors receive a free mini-physical every time they donate, and results are posted for easy reference on the donor’s private online portal. With each donation, readings for temperature, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, pulse rate and iron level are determined and made available.
Donors must be at least 15 years of age (15- and 16-year-olds require a signed parental consent form; the form is at LStream.org and at the center), present current photo ID, weigh at least 115 pounds and feel well.
Donors may give blood regardless of COVID vaccination status.
LifeStream is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to all Coachella Valley-area hospitals. For more information, call 800-TRY GIVING or click here.
- La Quinta Blood Donor Center: LifeStream