Demand for blood products in local hospital spikes this time of year as added activities lead to greater need for blood. However, those activities also can result in reduced inventory as blood donation often fall.
Donors at LifeStream donor centers in Ontario and San Bernardino on Thursday receive, while supplies last, a "KCAL Rocks! the Holidays" T-shirt and a Baker's Drive-Thru meal card.
The donor centers include Ontario, 1959 E. Fourth St., from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and San Bernardino, 384 W. Orange Show Road, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Another opportunity to give blood Thursday will be at Sunrise Ford, 16005 Valley Blvd., Fontana.
The drive will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis.
Information: 800-TRY GIVING.