Did you know that the Houchin Blood Bank, services all the hospitals and medical centers in Kern County?
According to the Houchin Blood Bank, it takes more than 18,000 donors a year, to meet Kern County’s need for blood.
On November 23, DiamondIT jumpstarted Thanksgiving and sponsored a community blood drive to help support the overwhelming need for blood in Kern County. Several members of the community and DiamondIT employees signed up to donate.
The need for blood is a constant in today’s world which is why so many organizations focus so intently on blood drives and public awareness. The Houchin Blood Bank, which first opened its doors in 1951, covers all the hospitals and medical centers in Kern County. Houchin Blood Bank is always looking for volunteers to donate blood. According to blood donation experts, blood donations tend to decrease during the holiday season so blood drives during this time are critical to sustain available supplies.
DiamondIT, a Bakersfield-based technology solution provider, is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Blood Drive for the Houchin Blood Bank on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The blood drive begins at 8 a.m. and will continue until noon. Donors will be treated to beverages, pastries, and DiamondIT swag. In addition, all participants will be able to enter raffles for both, a Target gift card and a gift basket donated by the Bakersfield Condors.