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After donating blood on July 25, Leo Carrillo Lifeguard Supervisor John Regan (left) waits for a sandwich made by California State lifeguard Tom Snyder, who created the blood drive for the Angeles District State Park Lifeguards in 1998. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Silverio Luna donates blood.
California State Parks Public Safety Superintendent Tony Hoffman donates blood to the American Red Cross during a drive held at Malibu’s Leo Carrillo State Park on July 25.
Malibu Planning Commissioner and repeat blood donor John Mazza waits his turn.
(Left to right) charge nurse Sarah Little, nurse Vanessa Urrutia, nurse Carmela Bazan, nurse Jingle Bustamante and American Red Cross account manager Sean Inoue are pictured during the July 25 blood drive in Malibu.
Lifeguards and California State Park employee wait their turn to donate. Pictured is State Park employee Cody Hoffman (second from left) and lifeguards (left to right) Jonathan Baldwin, Trevor Robbins, Dylan Pritchett and Chris Colajezzi.
Mark Marquez, who works for and drives the American Red Cross bus, sets up at Leo Carrillo.
Third-year Leo Carrillo lifeguard Kelly Smyth enjoys one of Tom Snyder’s sandwiches after her blood donation.
Suzy Demeter, Freelance Reporter
2:45 pm PDT July 31, 2017

Malibu’s blood drive on July 25 saw its best participation in a decade. 

Thirty-eight units of blood were donated during this past week’s drive at Leo Carrillo State Park, according to Sean Inoue, account manager of donor resources development at The American Red Cross.

And the timing couldn’t have been any better, as American Red Cross recently claimed it was up against a critical shortage.