Monday, August 20 , 2018, 10:14 pm | A Few Clouds with Haze 67º

 
 
 
 

Pint for a Pint: Donors at Santa Maria Blood Drive to Receive Coupon for Free Ice Cream

All blood donors at the City of Santa Maria blood drive on Tuesday, June 30 will receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins. Donors also will be eligible to win incentive prizes.

So, sign up now for this next blood drive, taking place from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. It’s easy: Call blood drive coordinator Mark van de Kamp at 805.925.0951 x372 to reserve a time.

Donations take place inside the big white bloodmobile of United Blood Services, in the parking lot between the lawn bowling green and the Paul Nelson Aquatics Center along South McClelland Street. This is directly across from the Santa Maria Public Library. City and County employees also will be donating blood.

Blood donation is a community responsibility. Donated blood can help a family member, a friend, a surgery patient, someone with cancer, a burn victim or a newborn. Donating only takes a short time and is well worth it. Consider the need for blood:

» About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood.

» More than 95 percent of Americans will have a relative or friend who will need blood.

» More than 75 percent of Americans reaching age 72 will require a blood transfusion sometime in their lifetimes.

» Blood is needed every three seconds (nationwide).

— Mark van de Kamp is a public information officer for the City of Santa Maria.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >