City Rep. Svarzbein, Vitalant to hold Blood Drive as community faces shortage

The office of El Paso District 1 Representative Peter Svarzbein announced his office will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mayor Pro Tem Svarzbein said, “Especially as our community has had to endure COVID-19, the need to donate blood is even higher than normal. I encourage you to donate to save a life and be a hero to someone who may be in a dire health emergency.”

With January usually a month in which less donations are given, the importance of giving is being stressed by the non-profit Vitalant.

One incentive to donate is that Vitalant tests all blood donations for antibodies to the coronavirus. The antibody test, authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms.

To register for the event, click here.