BRIEF: Blood drive during ‘Save a Life Week’

Saddleback College’s Associated Student Government will hold its semi-annual blood and bone marrow drive in conjunction with Hoag Blood Donor Services Be A Hero, Become A Donor and One Legacy from Monday, March 5 through Thursday, March 8 in the Student Services Center’s Room 213. Donors should sign up for an appointment on the SCC quad or at the website below, but walk-ins are always welcome.

Joe Salcido, adjunct faculty in the human services department and a member on the kidney transplant list, will lead a panel discussion called “The Journey of the Ultimate Gift” on Monday at noon in SSC 211. Other panel members include the transplant coordinator at Mission Hospital; Steve Lang, a kidney donor; Lacey Wood, an organ transplant recipient; and a representative from One Legacy.

Hours for donation are Monday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.

Further information about blood donation is available from the Hoag Blood Donor website.