The LifeStream bus returns to Big Bear Monday, Oct. 21, for a community blood drive at Stater Bros. From

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. people can stop by the LifeStream bus to give blood. Donors receive a $10 Stater Bros. gift card.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donors who give the code QUILT at registration have a chance to win a Bleed Pink quilt. Donors will also receive free cholesterol screening and Gift of Life donor loyalty points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at

Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. Those under the age of 17 must provide LifeStream with written parental consent. Forms are available at any donor center, community blood drive or online.

All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis.

For more information, call

800-879-4484, ext. 458 or visit the website. State Bros. is at 42171 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake.

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