MedMar Healing Center Holds Blood Drive, Helps Save 201 Patients

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MedMar Healing Center, a medical marijuana dispensary located in downtown San Jose, helped collect 79 pints of blood to help Bay Area patients in need.

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Just looking at the number of people who registered and gave blood makes it clear that we have a lot of generous and thoughtful members.

MedMar Healing Center held their second successful blood drive, helping to collect 79 pints of blood, which will be used to save 201 patients in the Bay Area. The blood drive was held at their downtown San Jose location at 170 S. Autumn Street, where 104 people registered to be considered as donors. Of those, 75 met eligibility requirements, and 6 of them gave double red cells.

“Just looking at the number of people who registered and gave blood makes it clear that we have a lot of generous and thoughtful members,” explains Douglas Chloupek of MedMar Healing Center. “Holding blood drives is an opportunity for us, and for our members, to give back to the community.”

MedMar Healing Center blood-drive donation recipients ranged in age from 2-65 years old. Blood is needed every day in our community. Some common reasons that people need blood include treatment for leukemia, organ transplants, and emergency surgeries. One blood donation can help up to three patients

Donors received free tacos from an on-site taco cart, a blood-drive T-shirt, and “Hero Points” that can be redeemed toward rewards such as movie theater tickets.

Just one car accident victim may need as much as 100 pints of blood, making donation essential. Every day, around the country, 44,000 blood donations are needed just to cover the need for the blood.

“We are always happy to help the community,” added Chloupek. “We look forward to the next blood drive. Donating blood has a long lasting beneficial impact on those in the community.”

MedMar Healing Center is no stranger to charitable activities. To date, in addition to their community blood drives, they have also participated in food drives, helping to raise nearly 12,000 pounds of food to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Offering a full range of medical marijuana products, MedMar Healing Center has a wide range of products for Prop 215 that include patients, flowers, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, and more. For more information, visit http://sjmedmar.com, or call (408) 385-9600.

About MedMar Healing Center
Located in downtown San Jose, MedMar Healing Center has been dispensing high-quality medical marijuana to Prop 215 patients since 2010. Their menu of medical marijuana products includes waxes, kief, bubble bag hash, oil, flowers, concentrates, edibles and tinctures. Their mission is to provide medical marijuana in a local, affordable and safe environment. They are also committed to giving back to the community by engaging in such things as food drives, blood drives, and supporting other initiatives. For more information, visit their Website at http://sjmedmar.com.

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