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Friday, Sep 20 2013 09:04 AM

'First Look': Blood Bank needs your help

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    Scott Cox and Houchin Community Blood Bank President and CEO Greg Gallion talk about the critical importance of blood donation on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    One of Houchin Community Blood Bank's locations is at 11515 Bolthouse Drive in southwest Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    One of Houchin Community Blood Bank's locations is at 11515 Bolthouse Drive in southwest Bakersfield.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The local blood supply has been extremely low this summer and Houchin Community Blood Bank is asking the public for help.

Greg Gallion, Houchin's president and CEO, said Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox" that the blood bank has only a five-day supply of A- blood left.

"One person who donates will make a difference," Gallion said.

Simulcast host Scott Cox encouraged everyone to stop making excuses for not donating because it takes only 20 minutes to save a life.

If you want a chance to win a laptop or a Carnival Cruise vacation, donate twice by Sept. 30 and register at hcbb.com.

Go to hcbb.com for donation sites and hours.

 

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