Oakdale Community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.
The blood drive will be hosted on Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Royal and Charter Oak Rooms at 1425 W. H St., Oakdale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Officials said there are still many appointments available; to make an appointment go to redcrossblood.org and enter Oakdale or email Lisbeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. All donors will receive a ticket for two to a Stockton Heat hockey game and a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in the community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most people will need blood sometime in their lifetime.
Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations.