Presbyterian intercommunity hospital blood drive rescheduled

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital has rescheduled their blood drive from July 11 to a later date that has yet to be announced.

The RV broked down on the way to the Rio Hondo Campus on July 11 thus cancelling the blood drive for the day.

Rio Hondo College scheduled a blood drive on July 10 and  July 11 underneath the Business Building right next to the Art Department from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on both days.

Presbyterian Intercommunity continued  having people give blood in their RV.

Before someone could donate blood, they had to be in good health, eat a nutritious meal, be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a parental, and drink plenty of water.

They also can only donate blood every 56 days, bring a valid photo I.D., have no tattoos or piercings within the last 12 months, and weigh at least 113 pounds.

After a person donated blood they would have to sit for 15 minutes, to avoid dizziness and fainting, while eating cookies and chips, and drinking juice and water, provided by the hospital. They were also given a choice of a free t-shirt or a coupon for a pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream for donating blood.