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August 17, 2013
There will be a blood drive Tuesday in the Emergency Operations Center next to the Costa Mesa Police Department at 99 Fair Drive. Costa Mesa is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a news release from the city. There will be a limited number of walk-ins available, but online reservations are encouraged. To donate blood, participants must be healthy, 17 or older and at least 110 pounds. With signed parental consent, 16-year-olds can also donate.
NEWS
January 31, 2013
A regionwide blood drive tapped into more than 50 donors who gave blood in the Newport-Mesa area, but the event missed the main vein and was several pints shy of each city's goals. A Tuesday blood drive at Costa Mesa's Emergency Operations Center collected 19 pints from 19 people who donated as part of the seventh Battle of the Badges event, according to Laura Rudd, a donor recruitment manager with the American Red Cross. The blood collected missed the 33-pint goal, Rudd said.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | June 25, 2008
It’s rare that you find competitors rooting for the other to do well, but that’s exactly what you’ll see when lives are on the line. With thousands of healthy bodies flooding the Newport Beach sand Wednesday afternoon, lifeguards did their best to find those willing to take a pin prick and needle to donate blood and save a life, or three. The six-hour blood drive was one of two city lifeguards will be hosting over the next couple of months; department officials hope they had enough donors Wednesday to claim the American Red Cross of Orange County trophy for having most successful blood drive in the summer.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | September 3, 2005
The grill was hot and the sodas were plenty. What looked like a scene from a beachside barbecue was actually a blood drive -- lifeguard style. Newport Beach Lifeguards sponsored a blood drive Friday, drawing in residents and tourists who donated 45-minutes of their time to give blood, some of which may go to the New Orleans area to help Hurricane Katrina survivors. The blood drive, held at the lifeguard headquarters at the base of the Newport Pier, lasted hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2012
Any nerves of being poked with a needle were likely calmed by some Beethoven during a blood drive Wednesday afternoon in Corona del Mar. With Pacific Symphony musicians in one corner and medical equipment in the other, some 60 people came, heard and donated during the third annual Musical Blood and Marrow Drive at Newport Center United Methodist Church. The music of Dvorak and Schubert was also among the selections that helped serenade the donors, who gave 49 pints of viable blood to the American Red Cross, said Pacific Symphony violinist Nancy Eldridge in an email.
NEWS
January 15, 2002
While publicity over blood drives has subsided since the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, students at a school in Costa Mesa are renewing the effort to replenish the area's blood supplies. On Friday, eighth-grade students form Mariners Christian School will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross to fulfill a specific need in the community. To make the blood drive successful, students have been distributing flyers, displaying posters and banners, calling friends and family members and walking the school hallways to recruit blood donors.
LOCAL
June 23, 2009
Newport Beach lifeguards are asking for help saving lives. The lifeguards’ annual blood drive will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the lifeguards’ home base on Newport Pier. This year, the Newport Beach Fire Department will hold two blood drives because the American Red Cross is in dire need of donations. The second blood drive will be 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the lifeguard headquarters. There are openings for up to 100 donors both days. To donate blood, sign up by calling the Newport Beach Fire Department at (949)
NEWS
By By Michael Miller | February 9, 2006
Newport Harbor students, others give 120 units to boost slacking supply in Southern California.NEWPORT BEACH -- It was the bloodiest day in the history of Newport Harbor High School -- and therefore a cause for celebration. On Wednesday in the small gym, Newport Harbor's Student Political Action Committee held its second blood drive of the school year to benefit the American Red Cross. By the end of the day, the event had set a campus record by amassing 120 units of blood from students, parents, administrators and others.
LOCAL
July 23, 2007
The annual Newport Beach Lifeguards' blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the lifeguard headquarters at the base of the Newport Pier. The event is run as part of the California Lifeguards' blood drive contest with the Red Cross. Each of the Southern California lifeguard agencies compete and over the last four years Newport Beach Lifeguards have taken the top spot. Blood supplies are needed daily for patients going into surgery, being treated for cancer, those with blood diseases, severe burns, or traumatic injuries.
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NEWS
August 17, 2013
There will be a blood drive Tuesday in the Emergency Operations Center next to the Costa Mesa Police Department at 99 Fair Drive. Costa Mesa is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a news release from the city. There will be a limited number of walk-ins available, but online reservations are encouraged. To donate blood, participants must be healthy, 17 or older and at least 110 pounds. With signed parental consent, 16-year-olds can also donate.
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NEWS
January 31, 2013
A regionwide blood drive tapped into more than 50 donors who gave blood in the Newport-Mesa area, but the event missed the main vein and was several pints shy of each city's goals. A Tuesday blood drive at Costa Mesa's Emergency Operations Center collected 19 pints from 19 people who donated as part of the seventh Battle of the Badges event, according to Laura Rudd, a donor recruitment manager with the American Red Cross. The blood collected missed the 33-pint goal, Rudd said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2012
Any nerves of being poked with a needle were likely calmed by some Beethoven during a blood drive Wednesday afternoon in Corona del Mar. With Pacific Symphony musicians in one corner and medical equipment in the other, some 60 people came, heard and donated during the third annual Musical Blood and Marrow Drive at Newport Center United Methodist Church. The music of Dvorak and Schubert was also among the selections that helped serenade the donors, who gave 49 pints of viable blood to the American Red Cross, said Pacific Symphony violinist Nancy Eldridge in an email.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2012
TUESDAY 'Little Songbirds: Snow Day' at ENC Beth Syverson, artistic director of Con Brio Studios, will lead a parent participation class for children aged 3 to 5 on how to care for the planet. The class will take place at 9 a.m. at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. Cost is $8 per child. RSVP and make a reservation by calling (949) 645-8489 or emailing lori@encenter.org . For more information about the ENC, go to http://www.encenter.org.
NEWS
October 31, 2011
COSTA MESA — The city is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The drive, run by the Red Cross, will be in the city's Emergency Operations Center at the Police Department headquarters, 99 Fair Drive. Donors will receive a $5 coupon for Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina and two VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory. They will be also eligible to enter a regional drawing for a $500 shopping spree. To sign up, contact Dan Baker at (714) 754-5156 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "cmpol".
LOCAL
September 10, 2009
If you’re headed out of town Monday and leaving from John Wayne Airport or are just arriving from out of town, be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of fluids that morning. You can help save up to three lives by donating blood while at the airport. At John Wayne Airport’s Terminal A on the lower level (for arrivals), the American Red Cross of Orange County will have a bloodmobile set up for people to donate blood as they arrive for their flights. The mobile blood bank will be stationed outside Terminal A between the first and second traffic signals from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donors are encouraged to make appointments by going to www.givelife.
NEWS
August 20, 2009
Newport Beach seems like a lock to win its fourth trophy as the top blood-getter in Southern California after its blood drive Wednesday set a new record for donations, officials said Thursday. The American Red Cross received 117 donations from the Newport Beach lifeguards’ blood drive Wednesday, said lifeguard Battalion Chief Jim Turner. That’s seven more donations than the city’s previous best: 110 in June 2007. Add that to the 85 units the lifeguards raised in June, and they’ve amassed 202 units from Newport Beach employees and the surrounding community.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | August 17, 2009
Newport Beach lifeguards are asking for the public?s help in making the city?s blood drive the top contributor in the region for the fourth year in a row. From 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, the fire department will host a blood drive at lifeguard headquarters at Newport Pier. Lifeguards will have a barbecue going with beach music and surf videos on to entertain throughout the drive. Every year, lifeguard agencies from Los Angeles and Orange County host summer blood drives to see who can collect the most.
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