Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge to Begin Next Month

Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge to Begin Next Month


Desert Hot Springs, CA

Coachella Valley communities will compete next month in the Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge to see which area can draw the most donations.

Indio, the current Nine Cities champion, will face off against the rest of the Coachella Valley in July in the event sponsored by local blood bank LifeStream.

All donors who participate in LifeStream’s nine scheduled events throughout the month will receive a free single-day admission ticket to Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs, valid through Oct. 9.

Donors will also be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a pair of Southern California CityPass tickets, which are valid for free admission to Legoland, SeaWorld, and three days of “park hopper” admissions to Disneyland/Disney California Adventure Park. CityPass tickets are valid for 14 days after they are first used.

 LifeStream will hold donation events at the following locations:
   — July 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cathedral City Public Library, 33520 Date
Palm Drive, Cathedral City;
   — July 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Indio Teen Center, 81678 Ave. 46, Indio;
   — July 14, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Coachella Senior Center, 1540
Seventh St., Coachella;
   — July 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Indian Wells Club Golf Resort, 44500
Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells;
   — July 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Palm Desert Community Center, 43900 San
Pablo Ave., Palm Desert;
   — July 21, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Headquarters, 3111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs;
   — July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., La Quinta Wellness Center, 78450
Avenida la Fonda, La Quinta;
   — July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71100
Highway 111, Rancho Mirage; and
   — July 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Desert Hot Springs Health and Wellness
Center, 11750 Cholla Drive, Desert Hot Springs.

Walk-ins are welcome at all nine events, but appointments are suggested. Appointments may be made by calling (800) 879-4484 or by visiting .