Balderas Hosts Blood Drive With AGs Across Nation

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General are hosting a blood drive in coordination with the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to promote NAAG’s 2019 presidential initiative on emergency and crisis management.

State attorneys general are partnering with local blood donation centers to host blood drives from late summer through early fall. The New Mexico Attorney General’s office blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday inside the Hyatt Regency downtown Albuquerque in the Atrium area next to registration Desk.

“We must all come together to support New Mexican families and children, from accident victims to cancer patients and premature babies, to anemic seniors,” Balderas said. “As a poor state with many rural communities, blood shortages risk the lives of thousands of New Mexicans everyday, and our hope is that this summer’s drive will help save lives at home and across the country.”

The blood drives were coordinated with the goal of increasing community participation in emergency preparedness while also raising awareness for constant blood needs for routine and high casualty emergencies. According to the Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.

One pint of blood can be used to save up to three lives.

WHO: New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General

WHAT: Blood Drive

WHERE: New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, inside the Hyatt Regency Atrium, 330 Tijeras Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

WHEN: Wednesday July 24, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.