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Parker's pals blood drive

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<p class="Normal"><span class="Body_0020Text_00203__Char" style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;">Release:</span></p><p class="Normal"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">PARKER’S PALS <br />CELEBRATE A DECADE OF <br />GIVING AT 11<span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: 10pt; vertical-align: super;">TH </span>ANNUAL PARKER’S PALS BLOOD DRIVE AND <br />MARROW REGISTRY</span></p><p class="Normal" style="text-align: left;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">Monday, December 8, <br />2014, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;"><font color="#404040">S</font>ave Mart Center at <br />Fresno State, 2650 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">Parking is free on day of event.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; font-style: italic;"></span></p><p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">All donors a the Save Mart Center Drive will receive a commemorative T-shirt with Parker’s art, a FREE 5 <br />pound Dubuque Holiday Ham, and automatic entry into a drawing to win $100 gift <br />cards to Sierra Vista Mall, movie passes to Sierra Vista Mall Cinema 16, plus <br />donors may also win pairs of tickets to upcoming Save Mart Center Events and <br />special donor treats. </span></p><p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><br/></p><p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt; font-style: italic;">Sign up for the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for free!</span><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span><br /></span></p><p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">Donors who give at the Blood Centers <br />receive a free Parker t-shirt.&nbsp;</span><span class="Heading_00204__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;’>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><table width="552" style="border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody><tr><td class="gen104e5" width="138" height="81" nowrap="" valign="top"><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">JEDC <span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial";’>– NW Fresno</span></span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>Donor&nbsp; Center</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>4343 Herndon Ave., <br />Fresno</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">M-F 9a – 6p</span></span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">Sat. 9a – 3p</span></span></p></td><td class="gen104e6" width="138" valign="top"><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">Fresno</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>Donor Center</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>1196 E. Shaw #102, <br />Fresno</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>M-</span><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">F 9a – <br />6p</span></span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">Sat. 9a – 3p</span></span></p></td><td class="gen104e6" width="138" valign="top"><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">North Fresno</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>Donor Center</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>1010 E. Perrin, <br />Fresno</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>M-</span><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">F 9a – <br />6p</span></span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">Sat. 9a – 3p</span></span></p></td><td class="gen104e6" width="138" valign="top"><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">Visalia</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Table_0020Normal__Char" style=’font-family: "arial","arial"; font-weight: bold;’>Donor Center</span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">1515 S. Mooney Blvd.,&nbsp; Visalia</span></span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">M-F 9a – 6p</span></span></p><br /><p class="Table_0020Normal"><span class="Normal__Char"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">Sat. 9a – <br />1p</span></span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></p><p class="Normal" style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">FRESNO, CA –</span> This holiday you can be the reason <br />patients in hospitals across the five counties of Central California will be <br />home with their families – when you give blood at the 11<span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: smaller; vertical-align: super;">th </span>Annual Helping <br />Parker’s Pals Blood Drive and Marrow Registry on Monday, December 8, from 10:00 <br />a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Save Mart Center at Fresno State. This very special <br />life-saving event will help hundreds of patients, of all ages, who need blood <br />transfusions and/or eventual marrow transplants: their only hope for healthy <br />futures.</p><p class="Normal" style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="text-decoration: underline;">Blood Drive History</span></p><p class="Normal">In July 2002, doctors diagnosed Parker Fritsch, the son of <br />Richard and Melissa Fritsch, with Philadelphia Positive Acute Lymphoblastic <br />Leukemia.&nbsp; Parker, who is now fifteen years old, needed many blood transfusions, <br />then, almost nine years ago, he underwent a life-saving marrow transplant. This <br />blood drive is the way Parker and his family can help patients in Valley <br />hospitals, and thank donors who want to help. Over the years, close to 3,000 <br />pints of blood has been collected, and hundreds put on the marrow registry.&nbsp;</p><p class="Normal">With the hope of also matching potential marrow donors to those in need, the Central California Blood Center <br />has obtained funding to waive the <span class="Normal__Char" style="font-style: italic;">National Marrow Donor Program</span> (NMDP) registry <br />fee to help bring in the greatest number of potential donors on the day of the <br />drive<span class="Normal__Char" style="letter-spacing: 0pt;">.&nbsp; </span></p><p class="Normal" style="text-align: justify;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="letter-spacing: 0pt;"></span><span class="Normal__Char" style="text-decoration: underline;">Blood Donors:</span></p><p class="Normal" style="text-align: justify;">Donors must be at least 17 years old <br />(16 years old with written parental consent), weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. and be <br />in good general health. Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat a good meal <br />prior to donation. <span class="Normal__Char" style="font-style: italic;">Photo ID <br />and Social Security Number are required at donor registration. </span>Seniors <br />are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit for blood donation.</p><p class="Normal" style="text-align: justify;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="text-decoration: underline;">Marrow Donors:</span></p><p class="Normal" style="text-align: justify;">Marrow Donors must be 18-44 years <br />old and meet the general health requirements.&nbsp; Donors must be willing to donate <br />to any patient in need and agree to keep contact information current so they can <br />be reached quickly if they are a match.</p><p class="Normal" style="text-align: justify;">The Central California Blood Center is the sole provider of <br />blood and blood products for the 30 hospitals in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings <br />and Mariposa counties and must collect at least 5,000 to 6,000 pints of blood <br />each month to meet the needs of patients in Valley hospitals.</p><br /><p class="Normal" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: 10pt;">###</span></p></div>

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