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Central California Blood Center extends hours, hopes more people will donate

ABC 30 Fresno logo ABC 30 Fresno 8/23/2022 KFSN

The Central California Blood Center is calling on the community to take action by donating blood during a time of urgent need.

The blood center is experiencing a significantly low supply due to recent trauma cases in the Central Valley.

In the last few days, several incidents, including a crash and shooting, have depleted current donations.

All blood types are needed, especially type O.

The blood center says 5,000 people would need to roll up their sleeves just to get back to a normal supply.


The blood center is temporarily extended its donor center hours to accommodate donors' schedules in hopes that they'll come to donate this week.

Starting this week until September 3rd, the new hours will be as below:

Fresno Donor Center

  • Thursday (8/25 and 9/1) and Friday (8/26 and 9/2) open until 7pm
  • Saturday (8/27 and 9/3) open until 6pm
  • Visalia Donor Center

  • Thursday (8/25 and 9/1) open until 7pm
  • Friday (8/26 and 9/2) and Saturday (8/27 and 9/3) open until 5pm
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