RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A series of blood drives will go ahead as planned this month in multiple locations throughout western Riverside County, with extra precautions to mitigate risks associated with the coronavirus, a representatives from LifeStream Blood Bank said today.
The San Bernardino-based donation service has drives scheduled in five different cities, beginning Monday, according to LifeStream spokesman Don Escalante.
Escalante pointed out that blood drives are specifically exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's March 19 executive order prohibiting many public activities as part of a statewide COVID-19 mitigation strategy.
The LifeStream spokesman noted that hospitals, clinics and other facilities rely on the blood bank for distribution of product throughout the Inland Empire and else