STAFF REPORTS

In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.

Middle school basketball player Olivia Stoy received blood and platelet transfusions during treatment for T lymphoblastic lymphoma. With the help of blood and platelet donations, the 14- year-old has returned to the basketball court and, more importantly, beat cancer.

“We are so thankful that the blood products were available to Olivia for the almost two years of her treatment. They have made it possible for Olivia to regain her strength and get back to doing the activities she loves,” said Megan Stoy, Olivia’s mother.

Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure that the Red Cross can collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations needed every day for patients like Olivia.

Giving blood takes less time than it takes to watch a single basketball game. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities
March 16-31

San Joaquin
Lodi
3/21/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.,
Hutchins Square Community Center, 125 S. Hutchins

3/28/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.,
Hutchins Square Community Center, 125 S. Hutchins

Manteca
3/19/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.,
VFW Veterans Center, 580 Moffat Boulevard

3/26/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.,
VFW Veterans Center, 580 Moffat Boulevard

Stockton
3/16/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/17/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/19/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/20/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/21/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/22/2018: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/23/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/24/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/26/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/27/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.,
University of the Pacific-Covell Hall, 720 Presidents Dr

3/27/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/28/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/29/2018: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/30/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

3/30/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Buffalo Wild Wings Stockton, 4751 Pacific Avenue

3/31/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
North Stockton Blood Donation Center, 2888 West March Lane

Tracy
3/17/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,
Tracy American Legion, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd

3/24/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,
Tracy American Legion, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd

3/31/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,
Tracy American Legion, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd

Stanislaus
Modesto
3/16/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/17/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/19/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/20/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/21/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/22/2018: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/23/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/24/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/26/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/27/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/28/2018: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/29/2018: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/30/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

3/31/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Modesto Blood Donation Center, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.

Newman
3/21/2018: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.,
Newman Community, 1162 N. Street

Turlock
3/16/2018: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye

3/17/2018: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye

3/22/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye

3/23/2018: 8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye

3/24/2018: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye

3/29/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye

3/31/2018: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye

Tuolumne
Sonora
3/16/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/17/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/18/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/19/2018: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/20/2018: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/23/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/24/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/25/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/26/2018: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/27/2018: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/30/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road

3/31/2018: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road