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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Hosts Blood Drive

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April 16, 2018

TOPPENISH – Giving blood helps saves lives and the youth of Toppenish are doing just that.

YouthBuild Yakima Valley, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive for the Toppenish community.

The blood drive will take place at the Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic Conference Center Friday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YouthBuild Yakima Valley, a Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic program, aims to rebuild futures and restore hope for youth and young adults with extreme academic and/or socio-economic challenges. Unlike most youth programs, the YouthBuild program provides holistic training to guide young adults toward becoming socially and financially responsible community members.

“Part of the YouthBuild Program focuses on giving back to our community and being positive leaders,” Bertha Gonzalez program coordinator said.  “That’s why our students have decided to host this event.”

To be a blood donor, participants can visit redcross.org and enter YOUTHBUILD to make an appointment. Participants can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767). The event is also open to walk-in donors. Day-of participants can register for a rapid pass by visiting https://www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass

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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical and social services for more than 149,000 people. We employ 1,482 full-time staff and 705 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, administrative fellows, students and volunteers. Facilities: 24 medical clinics, 12 dental clinics, 8 pharmacies, and 59 program sites. Washington locations: Grandview, Granger, Kennewick, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla, and Wapato. Oregon locations: Astoria, Clatskanie, Hermiston, Newberg, McMinnville, Portland, Salem, and Woodburn. Our Mission: Together we are dedicated to lead, with the courage to care, the determination to promote personal growth, and the compassion to champion the cause of those who have no voice. Visit: www.yvfwc.com