Houchin Community Blood Bank operations at its downtown properties on G and H Streets at 26th Street will be relocating to the new Bolthouse Donor Center at 11515 Bolthouse Drive on Saturday.
To accommodate the move, operating hours will be shifter earlier in the day.
The blood bank will be open on Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be closed all day on Saturday for blood collection at 5901 Truxtun Ave.
It is important that blood donors come in earlier in the week to help maintain adequate levels of inventory over the closure, especially in light of the currently low inventory of most blood types.
Open hours on Wednesday are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Various blood bank offices will be moving in stages to the new facility over the next four weeks.
The functions moving this weekend include manufacturing, quality assurance, distribution and the laboratory.