Dr. Tho Pham, Stanford Blood Center's chief medical officer, said, "Last week alone, patients at our local partner hospitals required more than 1,000 units of red blood cells, including over 170 units of O Negative red blood cells."
Added Stanford Blood Center spokesman Ross Coyle, "We urgently need O Positive and O Negative blood to be able to meet the needs of our
local patients, and so we're calling on donors top make their earliest available appointment."
Donors are encouraged to walk in to one of the blood center's three donation centers, located in Mountain View, Campbell and Menlo Park.
Appointments can be scheduled online at stanfordbloodcenter.org or by calling 888-723-7831 for same-day appointments.
—Bay City News Service
Youth docent program
Los Altos' young residents are invited to educate others about the city's history. The Los Altos History Museum is forming a volunteer teen docent program, a year-long commitment during which youth will lead tours and assist with activities and programming, according to the press release.
Community members asked for more opportunities for student involvement in the museum's everyday functions, according to museum officials. The docent program aims to give teens an opportunity to fulfill volunteer requirements and to gain work experience.
The application deadline is June 15. Applicants can find the application form at: losaltoshistory.org/education/teen-docent-program. Docents must be available for a weeklong training seminar from July 15-19 and are expected to work two to four hours a month during the 2019-2020 school year.
For more information go to losaltoshistory.org or email email@example.com.
Teen battle of the bands
For a few hours on Saturday, July 27, rock music will be sex and drug free.
The Santa Clara Library District will host a teen-oriented battle of the bands, in partnership with the Teen Summer Reading program. Bands of two or more teens will perform 20-minute sets, competing for cash prizes. Less like the American Idol audition room and more like an AP classroom, judges will score the bands on a variety of categories, such as stage management and originality.
The application can be filled out online at sccl.org/battleofthebands. Deadline for entry is June 21.
And though the official rules and regulations state that clothing worn by band members must be free of "obscenities," and that the audience should leave the moshing to Billie Eilish, there is no mention of actual song content, which may make for an interesting afternoon.
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