Canyon Lake clubs partner with American Red Cross to host community blood drives

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CANYON LAKE – American Red Cross Blood Drive is hosting a blood drive Monday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club, 32001 Railroad Canyon Drive, in the Magnolia Room. The drive is sponsored by Canyon Lake Womens Golf Club, Canyon Lake 9ers Golf Club and the Canyon Lake Ski Club.

For more information or to make an appointment online, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org with sponsor code CLGCC.

“We are committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” Travis Montgomery, one of the drive organizers, said. “This blood drive is our way of giving our neighbors and friends the opportunity to help save lives.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the United States needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life,” he said.

According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

The Canyon Lake Property Owners Association, incorporated in 1968, as a California not for profit corporation, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the common areas within Canyon Lake.

Submitted by Canyon Lake Property Owners Association.