In honor of National Blood Donor Month, the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills is hosting a community blood drive on Jan. 30 at The Peninsula Hotel from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The blood drive is open to everyone ages 16 and above, with snacks, refreshments, a thank you gift and complimentary parking for all donors. Blood donors can find out their own individual blood type and use a new FDA approved non-invasive finger sensor device for iron readings.
A COVID-19 vaccination or booster is not mandatory to donate, and those who have had COVID-19 must wait at least two weeks until it is safe to give blood. Most common daily medications are allowed, and donors with ink-work tattoos and body piercings are now accepted, if done at a licensed shop in California. For 16-year-old donors, a signed parent consent hospital document is required.
To host a future blood drive at no cost, contact Dave Keys at KeysD@cshs.org.