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DO: Donate Blood Today!


The holiday season might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that your giving spirit needs to! If you perhaps slacked on giving gifts that did not rhyme with shmift shmard, consider giving the ultimate gift by donating blood.

The part of your blood that helps out the most when donated is the Platelets. Platelets are small cells that help blood clot—they buy time for a patient’s treatment to work, for an alternative cure to be discovered, or for the patient to begin creating his or her own platelets again. By donating blood, you can change someone’s life! You can help patients who suffer from cancer, leukemia, anemia, and other blood diseases.

If you are looking for a way to help your fellow Sailor, look no further. The Blood Donor Center is at Naval Medical Center San Diego's Hospital Facility and is open Monday through Friday between 700-1500. Either walk in, or call (619) 532-6653/6650 for an appointment.

Happy gift giving! Click HERE for more info on donating blood.

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