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Come join us!! Let's celebrate our friend, Sheila!!! It's her birthday!!! YAY!!!
Bar: Downtown Cafe
Band: The Mighty Untouchables
We will be at Downtown Cafe at 4:00 pm for food & drinks and heading over to the El Cajon Prescott Promenade Concert in the Park that starts at 6:00 pm. The band is The Mighty Untouchables, one of San Diego’s best. Bring a chair and lets enjoy some music and dancing!! Alcohol is permitted but no glass bottles are allowed.
DISCLAIMER: You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted by Take a Drink! No organizer of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. You accept all risks when you rsvp "yes" and show up to participate for this event or any other event. If you decide to break away from the group you are responsible for your own safe return.
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Schedule your appointment for any time that is convenient for you - preferably between 9:30-10:30 a.m. Click here (https://www.mysdbb.org/appointment/search.html) to schedule your appointment. Book one right away as they may fill up.
After donating blood, we will Take a Drink - you can join us for Bloody Marys and brunch! Location TBA
A group of us have been regularly donating blood together over the last several years. Now, thru the use of meetup.com, we are looking to increase the number of people who donate blood. The SDBB set up the code TAP7 to help us monitor the number of gallons donated by our group.
2021--59 donations ( as of 8/24/21 )
Our goal is to pass 75 donations this year and 100 next year. Let's Give a Pint at the San Diego Blood Bank, East County Donor Center.
8 Benefits of Donating Blood That You May Not Know About (http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/8-benefits-donating-blood-that-you-may-not-know-about.html)
1. Blood donation is good for your health.
2. Blood donation has also been shown to lower the risk of cancer (http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/100/14/996.abstract).
3. When someone donates blood, they get a free health check-up.
4. The donor will get a free blood analysis and be notified of their blood type.
5. You get some free stuff!
6. Replenishing blood can be good for the body.
7. Donating blood is the fastest way to lose a pound of weight.
8. Blood donors get to relax for an hour or so and lay back in a chair (or < 5 minutes if you’re a fast bleeder)
If not personally in need, at some point we will all know a friend, neighbor, family member, or co-worker who needs a blood transfusion. In fact, 1 out of 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. From natural disasters to unforeseen catastrophes, emergency hospital procedures to life-long battles with chronic diseases such as sickle cell, the demand for blood is constant. The supply is not. And since there is no substitute, only volunteer blood donors can roll up their sleeves and save lives.
If you can't join us this time, we hope you donate blood another day/time at one of the locations throughout the county. Don't forget to use out code: TAP7 http://www.sandiegobloodbank.org/
DISCLAIMER: All leaders and organizers of this group are not professional blood donors and do this solely for their own involvement in the community. By being a member of this group and choosing to attend this event, you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, organizers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. By choosing to attend, you agree with the preceding disclaimer.