Blood Drive – 10/1/2022

Please join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10 am – 4 pm for a blood drive.

The blood drive will take place at:

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Leon Grant Family Life Center
608 N Horners Lane
Rockville, MD 20850

Don’t forget! Bring a photo ID, eat a healthy breakfast/lunch and drink plenty of water before you come in. Please contact the sponsors directly if you have questions.

Click here to view the event flyer to learn more about registering.

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