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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/08/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    

BLM Pinedale to Host Blood Drive


The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Pinedale Field Office will host a blood drive from 12-6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. The blood drive is open to the public; walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged.

Over the years, a number of current and former BLM employees in the Pinedale Field Office 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, the Pinedale Field Office and United Blood Services hosts biannual blood drives.

Please bring a photo ID, a list of medications taken in the past month, and 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.

Certain restrictions apply to those interested in participating, including persons that 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.
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.

Tips before donating include eating well and drinking plenty of water 24 hours before donating, as well as limiting caffeine consumption on the day of the donation.



The BLM manages more land - 253 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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Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 02-08-2010