Multiple blood drives are set to start in the central San Joaquin Valley through this week, including the Tulare 9/11 Rotary Memorial blood drive on Wednesday, the Central California Blood Center said.
The Rotary blood drive will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1771 E. Tulare Ave., in Tulare.
The drive features a 7 a.m. memorial service by the Tulare Fire Department and donors will receive a free meal, a commemorative T-shirt and a ticket to the Tulare County Fair, the blood center said. The first 100 first-time donors also will receive a Galaxy Theaters ticket.
Mobile blood drives will be held at the following locations:
Tuesday: AAA, 5040 N. Forkner Ave., Fresno, 9 a.m.-noon; Tulare County Office of Education at Tulare County Child Care Educational Program, 7000 Doe Ave., Visalia, 1-4 p.m; River Park Farmers Market, 7722 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, 5-8:15 p.m.
Thursday: Orange Cove Community, American Legion Hall, 507 Center St., Orange Cove, 3:30-7 p.m.
Friday: DeWolf High School, 2021 N. Clark Ave., Fresno, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m; Avance Home Health, 1350 O St., Suite 303, Fresno, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday: Mountain Valley Fire Department, 30733 Kings Canyon Road, Squaw Valley, noon-4 p.m.; city of Chowchilla Parks, Recreation and Community, Veterans Park, 600 W. Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, 1-5 p.m.; Sanger Farmers Market, 7th and N streets, Sanger, 6-9 p.m.