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Antelope Valley Hospital Blood Donor Center Exchanges “Pies for Pints” Feb. 9-11

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(LANCASTER, Calif.) — With Valentine’s Day approaching the Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) Blood Donor Center is giving away free apple or cherry pies to the first 20 donors each day who donate a pint of blood on Feb. 9, 10 and 11. All blood collected will be used for patients at Antelope Valley Hospital.

“There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by spreading joy and showing you care by donating blood that stays right here in our community,” said Antelope Valley Hospital Blood Services Coordinator Ellen Gaines. “Nothing that says ‘love’ more selflessly than giving a gift that can save lives.”

All donors receive a free cholesterol test. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to give a pint of blood, but the entire process takes about an hour to complete.

The AVH Blood Donor Center is located on the hospital’s campus in the Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center located at 44105 15th Street West, Suite 305, at the intersection of 15th Street West and Avenue J-5. The center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, or donors can make an appointment by calling 661-949-5622.

About Antelope Valley Hospital

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420-bed district hospital located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County, has been serving the community for more than 60 years. The area’s only full-service hospital, AVH provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. It is a Level II trauma center, Accredited Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center. More information is available at www.avhospital.org or by calling 661-949-5000. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/antelopevalleyhospital/.