Blood bank needs donors today

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - There's another chance to give back before the end of this year. Houchin Community Blood Bank said it needs donors with types A- and O- blood.

Officials said one person from a single-vehicle rollover crash and another person with a serious head injury have used large amounts of the blood bank's supply.

Therefore, Houchin Community Blood Bank is asking for the community's help in donating A- and O- blood. Donors with these blood types are needed by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30.

Donors can also schedule an appointment to donate Tuesday, Jan. 2 at either 5901 Truxtun Ave. or 11515 Bolthouse Drive. To schedule, people can go to or call 616-2505.

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