The Central California Blood Center will kick off its 26th annual Pint for Pint Blood Drive with a special two-day event on Friday and Saturday at all of the Fresno, Visalia and mobile blood centers and the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis.
Donors will receive a voucher for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, a free commemorative T-shirt and Fresno Grizzlies game discounts.
The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to the kick-off event, the blood bank will hold a series of blood drives across the central San Joaquin Valley over the next two weeks. Donors at these locations can also get an ice cream voucher and Grizzlies game discounts.
Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. The blood center suggest donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before their donation. Donors that are 16 and meet the above requirements, can donate with parent consent.
A photo ID and Social Security number are required at donor registration.
The blood drives will be held at the following locations:
- Tuesday: Coalinga Regional Medical Center, 1191 Phelps Ave., Coalinga, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; River Park Properties, River Park Farmer's Market, 7722 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno. 5-8:15 p.m.
- Wednesday: In Shape City, 899 W. Henderson Ave., Porterville, 3-8 p.m.; Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7300 N. Fresno St., Fresno, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Hanford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1007 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, 1-4 p.m.
- Thursday: Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers., 2-6 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 340 N. Irwin, Hanford., 4-8 p.m.; A&W Root Beer, 420 N. Kaweah Ave., Exeter, 3-4 p.m.
- Sunday: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5955 S. Elm Ave., Fresno, 9 a.m.-noon; Trinity Lutheran Church, 3973 N. Cedar Ave., 9:30 a.m.-noon; St. Mary's Parish, 12050 E. North Ave., Sanger, 4-8 p.m.
- Aug. 5: Vons, 40044 Highway 49, Oakhurst, 1-5 p.m.
- Aug. 6: Institute of Technology, 564 W. Herndon Ave., Clovis, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; McKesson Corporation, 5110 E. Clinton Ave., Fresno, 7:30-11:30 a.m.; Veteran's Memorial Hall, Riverdale, 3085 W. Mt. Whitney Ave., 3:30-7:30 p.m.; "National Night Out" at Lacey Park, 900 Douty, Hanford, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Four Creeks Apartments, 2800 E. Douglas Ave., Visalia, 5-8 p.m.
- Aug. 7: Valley Yellow Pages, 1900 Gateway Blvd., Fresno, 9 a.m.-noon.
- Aug. 8: MuniServices, 7625 N. Palm Ave., Ste. 108, Fresno, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hanford Farmers Market, Irwin and 7th Street, Hanford, 5-8 p.m.; Kerman Community Center, 15100 W. Kearney Blvd., Kerman, 3-6 p.m.; J.G. Boswell, 710 Bainum, Corcoran, 1-5 p.m.; CalTrans Manchester Mall, 2015 E. Shields Ave., Fresno, 8-11 a.m.
- Aug. 9: Community Med-Patient Financial Services, 1520 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, 8 a.m.-noon.
- Aug. 10: Coalinga Elks Lodge, 200 Cambridge Rd., Coalinga, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Eastern Star, 123 S. "B" St., Madera, 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Jamba Juice, 40208 Highway 41, Oakhurst, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.