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January 20, 2009

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   Dave Crowley
   307-367-5323

Pinedale BLM to Host Blood Drive

Over the years, a number of current and former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale employees have needed blood transfusions to save their lives. Without that generous gift from blood donors nationwide, those employees would not be with us today.

In honor of our valued employees, to thank those anonymous donors who saved their lives and to encourage local blood donations, BLM’s Pinedale Field Office and United Blood Services host biannual blood drives.

The next blood drive will be on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Donations will be accepted from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pinedale Field Office at 1625 West Pine Street in Pinedale, Wyo.

The blood drive is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged.

Please bring a photo ID, a list of medications taken in the past month, and your social security number or United Blood Services assigned donor number. Donors must weigh at least 110 lbs. and be 17 years of age or older.

Donors should eat well and drink plenty of water for 24 hours before donating, and limit caffeine consumption on the day of the donation.

Potential donors who are experiencing cold or flu symptoms on the day of donation, acquired hepatitis after the age of 11, have been pregnant in the past six weeks, or have been at risk for HIV exposure are restricted from donating blood.

For more information on additional restrictions or to schedule a donation time, contact Dave Crowley at 307-367-5323 or e-mail dave_crowley@blm.gov.

The BLM manages more land - 258 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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Last updated: 01-20-2009