News from Houchin

Spread the word! This year we anticipate a number of exciting changes.

Effective February 2, 2018, a person receiving a tattoo in a licensed facility, in a regulated state like California, can donate just seven days after the tattoo.  The previous one year wait period has kept many people from donating, and we look forward to seeing those donors back in and saving lives. If you have been deferred for tattoos in the past, you may now be eligible to give.

We will be rolling out a new interactive donor portal over the next few months as well.  This will allow donors to make online appointments and search for mobile drives easily via an interactive map to learn when we will be near them throughout Kern County.

The new portal will also allow donors to check their health records, and find out when they are eligible to donate again.  This new access will allow donors to access information after hours or via mobile phone.  Available open time slots for mobile drives, as well as trima and whole blood appointments will be available so that we can better serve donors in a timely manner. Be sure we have your correct e-mail address so we can inform you of the system’s availability.  It will even allow us to text you if you choose!

We hope you will be as excited as we are about these changes!