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Josh Kraus (Table Games Dealer) at Pechanga donates blood before going to work

TEMECULA, Calif. — (March 15, 2017) – Pechanga Resort & Casino and the San Diego Blood Bank are excited to announce that 180 lives were saved thanks to a successful blood drive on Monday, March 13 at the Temecula resort-casino. Pechanga guests, the public and resort team members to give the gift of blood, and ultimately, life.

A total of 60 pints of blood were collected Monday. For every one pint, up to three lives can be saved. Blood collected from the event goes to help patients at hospitals throughout Southern California, including U.S. military veterans at three VA hospitals. As a thank you, blood donors received vouchers for popular food and entertainment merchants.

Pechanga has long upheld a tradition of providing critical resources for those in need and hosts five-to-six blood drives every year.