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Red Cross to hold Pleasanton blood drive today

Volunteers with blood types types O negative, A negative and B negative needed

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive today in Pleasanton.

According to American Red Cross officials, the Gateway to the Golden State Region responded to local emergencies, assisted 2,717 military families and trained 49,257 people in lifesaving skills. And, people from this Northern California area donated 86,612 units of blood.

"This month is a great time for people to become part of the Red Cross," said Mark Cloutier, CEO, Gateway to the Golden State Region. "They can become a Red Cross volunteer, work on a preparedness plan for their household, give blood, or take a Red Cross class."

Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit the website or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Today's blood drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center

5556-B Springdale Ave.

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