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Sat Jul 08 00:01:00 PDT 2017 Sat Jul 08 00:01:00 PDT 2017 - Sat Jul 29 23:59:00 PDT 2017

LifeStream Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge- July 8-29

Summer is the most crucial time of the year for blood donations to meet emergency and everyday needs in local hospitals.  To boost local blood donations, LifeStream – the sole provider of blood products and services for Desert Regional Medical Center, Eisenhower Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital and Palo Verde Hospital – is holding the fifth annual Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge.

Throughout July, LifeStream will provide a convenient site in each of the nine Coachella Valley cities for eligible donors to make the donation of life-giving blood.

All “Nine Cities” donors receive a free ticket voucher to Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs and a coupon valid for a complimentary Jack in the Box combo meal.

Donors must be at least 15 years of age, weight at least 110 pounds, provide photo ID, and feel well on drive day.  Donors under 18 years of age must present a signed parental consent form; the form is available at all drives or may be downloaded at

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are suggested and may be made by calling 1-800-879-4484 or by visiting  Residents can also make donations at LifeStream’s La Quinta Donor Center, 79-215 Corporate Centre Dr. in La Quinta.

Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge schedule:
Palm Desert: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8
Palm Desert Community Center, 43-900 San Pablo Ave.

Coachella: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13
Coachella Senior Center, 1540 Seventh St.

Cathedral City: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 14
Cathedral City Library, 33-520 Date Palm Dr.

La Quinta: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15
La Quinta Wellness Center, 78-450 Avenida La Fonda

Palm Springs: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19
Palm Springs Teachers Association, 180 N. Luring Dr.

Indian Wells: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 21
Indian Wells Golf Resort, 44-500 Indian Wells Ln.

Rancho Mirage: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 26
Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71-100 Highway 111

Indio: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 27
Indio Teen Center, 81-678 Avenue 46

Desert Hot Springs: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29
Desert Hot Springs Health and Wellness Center, 11-750 Cholla Dr.

73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 222, Palm Desert, CA 92260 | Phone: 760-863-8211 • Fax: 760-863-8905