Employees at Bakersfield Heart Hospital will be donating blood Monday in response to blood donor shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital said in a release.

The drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the hospital, located at 3001 Sillect Ave. The hospital and Houchin Blood Bank have implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of donors and staff, according to the release.

Recommended for you

(1) comment

THISandTHAT

BHH has not been a leader of the health community in Bakersfield in this trying time. Staff are quitting, they are scrambling, and before they do this nonsense, they should be putting their house in order.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.