WHAT: Vitalant will host an Ione Community blood drive to meet the community’s need for blood and blood products. The blood drive is sponsored by Kristi Roots Insurance.           

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by going to and choose Advanced Search then use blood drive Code SMFM443 or by calling Vitalant at 1-877-258-4825 and mention blood drive code SMFM443. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space permits.

WHEN: Monday, October 4 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 1-877-258-4825.

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.

About Vitalant

Vitalant is the nation’s second largest community blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood. Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 780,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit or call 877-258-4825 (877-25VITAL). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.