Blood donors come out to Sheriff's Department
Afternoon blood drive takes place for the staff and public
They rolled up their sleeves and gave some good will by the pint today near Goleta.
A blood drive was held in a special vehicle at the parking lot of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. Staff members and the public took part.
Everyone who gave a pint was treated to refreshments and a snack.
One of the donors was Valerie Walston from the Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team. She is a regular donor, every three months.
"I have a very rare blood type," said Walston. "I am B-positive so I find it important to give blood as often as possible."
And with her smile, it appeared to be painless.
"You feel a quick pinch on your finger when they test your iron levels and you feel a quick pinch on your arm when they insert the needle. Otherwise no pressure at all," said Walston.
Donors were through the process in about 20 minutes.
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