By The Capistrano Dispatch

In support of the American Red Cross, the city is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, August 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion.

All donors will receive a coupon for a free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery, as well as two complimentary tickets upon minimum purchase at the Laugh Factory. All those who donate between August 26 and September 9 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

To sign up for an appointment, visit and enter the sponsor code “cityofsjc,” or call 949.443.6322.

Donors must provide an acceptable form of identification, be in good health, weight at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old or have parental consent, and depending on the type of donation, must have waited the minimum amount of time since their last donation. Requirements vary by state. For more information, call 1.800.RED.CROSS.

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