SAN PABLO -- Doctors Medical Center will conduct a blood drive May 31 at its outpatient clinic in the San Pablo Towne Center.

Recent national emergencies have highlighted the need for blood donations, and more than 44,000 are needed every day, according to the American Red Cross. The commitment of regular donors ensures that emergency blood supplies are already available even before an event occurs.

Blood donors can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment for the May 31 drive, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An American Red Cross bus will be parked near the Towne Center Starbucks coffee shop across from the outpatient clinic, 100-A Towne Center, San Pablo.

The shopping center is near the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and San Pablo Dam Road.

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760 or tlochner@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlochner



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