Vitalant, formally known as Blood Centers of the Pacific is a local non-profit blood provider, is proud to partner with 5 Star Car Wash in Vacaville for another lifesaving event.
Bill Proestler, owner of 5 Star Car Wash and Detail Center, is passionate about giving blood on a personal level. His daughter Kortney was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 18. “She was treated aggressively at UC Davis in Sacramento for over a year. Her treatment required a bone marrow transplant, radiation and chemotherapy. The whole process required over 80 units of blood. It’s important for us to hold these events at our business to help others survive” Proestler explains.
Vitalant has been a community blood provider since 1941 and serves patients in more than 45 hospitals in the Bay Area. They rely 100 percent on volunteer donors who save countless lives each year. Vitalant needs to see 500 donors a day to meet the needs of local hospitals and patients.
“Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – it really is the gift of life.” Steve Pignataro, Vitalant Donor Representative explicates. “We are beyond grateful for 5 Star Car Wash’s continued support and dedication. Through our partnership, 406 lifesaving units of blood have been donated. Each donation of blood can potentially save 3 lives, 5 Star Car Wash blood drives have possibly saved the lives of 1,218 people!”
Please continue this life saving tradition and join us at the March blood drive!
What: 5 Star Car Wash – Vacaville Blood Drive
When: Sunday, March 8th, 2020 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Bloodmobile at 520 Orange Dr., Vacaville CA 95687
Appointments: To schedule an appointment, visit Vitalant.org and enter the Sponsor Code: 5 Star Car Wash or call Steve Pignataro at 707.230.0689
Promotion: Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash.
The blood donation process takes roughly an hour. Donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to female donors 22 and younger. Donors who are 16 need a signed Vitalant parent permission slip. Arrive well nourished and hydrated with photo identification. Donors may complete the health questionnaire prior to their appointment. Visit Vitalant.org and click the Health History Questionnaire link.