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A&W in Exeter holds Blood Drive on Oct. 4
The management at A&W Root Beer in Exeter invites you, your family and friends to help save lives by participating in a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 4. A Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to take your blood donation. Donors will receive a voucher for a FREE Regular Size A&W Root Beer Float, a voucher for a FREE Medium (6”-7”) Pumpkin from the Pumpkin King AND Fresno Monsters game discounts too, plus a variety of discounts from Valley businesses for dining, recreation, entertainment, and services.
“The holidays are almost here which means more folks will be traveling the freeways for extended periods and unfortunately more accidents happen. The Central California Blood Center needs your help to be prepared by making sure we have an adequate blood supply for our Valley hospitals,” states Chris Sorensen, Director of Community Relations and Development. “We appreciate our faithful donors and also encourage first time donors to please consider giving the gift of life.” Adds Sorensen, “Aside from feeling great about helping, someone you care about may be one of those in need.”
Blood donation takes less than one hour to complete. Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 years old with written parental consent). Senior citizens are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within 4 hours prior to their donation. Donors can give blood every eight weeks. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration.
The Central California Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood products for the 31 hospitals in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings and Mariposa Counties and must collect between 5,000 to 6,000 pints of blood a month to meet the needs of our Valley community.
 
TRMC eanrs American College of Radiology’s accreditation
Tulare Regional Medical Center has earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology.
The Committee on Computed Tomography Accreditation of the Commission on Quality and Safety for the American College of Radiology has approved our Siemens DEFINITION AS20 for Adult and Pediatric Patients; Head and Neck, Chest and Abdomen CT Scans from September 4, 2012 through September 4, 2015.
Tulare Regional Medical Center is committed to providing safe, efficient, technologically advanced healthcare. This accreditation supports a core value to improve the quality of care received at Tulare Regional Medical Center.
For more information about Tulare Regional Medical Center and our Medical Tower expansion, log on to TulareRegional.org.
 
Lifestyle Center hosts community open house on Oct. 13 in Visalia
The Lifestyle Center, the only medically-based fitness facility in Visalia, will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Oct. 13, to offer free screenings, workouts and family fun in the newly remodeled facility.
During the open house from 1-4 p.m., people will be able to workout in the facility for free, while families can swim, climb the rock wall, or enjoy bounce houses. Those in attendance can get their blood pressure checked for free, get health tips from the facility’s certified fitness professionals and watch live fitness demonstrations. Attendees can also enter drawings to win prizes and sign up for discounted memberships.
The Lifestyle Center, a division of Kaweah Delta Health Care District, is open from 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends at 5105 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia. Information: 624-3400 or visit TheLifestyleCenter.org.