WHAT: Vitalant (formerly known as BloodSource) will host an Ione Community blood drive to meet the community’s need for blood and blood products. All donors are required to wear a mask or face covering. A COVID-19 antibody test is performed on all donations. The blood drive is sponsored by Kristi Roots Insurance.

To ensure social distancing requirements donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling Vitalant at 866-822-5663 or going to and choose Advanced Search then Blood Drive Code and use blood drive code SMFM443. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space permits. 

WHEN: Monday, April 12 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Evalynn Bishop Hall, 600 South Church Street/Highway 124 in Ione.

QUESTIONS: For more information call Vitalant at 866-822-5663.

ELIGIBILITY: Whole blood donors must be at least 16 years old (16 year old’s need a signed Vitalant parental consent form available online at, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health and bring a photo I.D. Other donation types have specific eligibility criteria. Please visit for more information.