Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours, UCI Health team up for blood drives

Collections held in honor of victims of April accident, donors get free sundae

July 21, 2014
Child with an ice cream sundae

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours and UC Irvine Medical Center are partnering for a series of blood drives that will help to maintain the supply at the area’s busiest trauma center. Shortages often occur over the summer months.

All donors will receive a free Farrell's sundae and will be entered to win a Farrell's party for 10 and other great gifts.

The next of five scheduled blood drive is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at Farrell's Buena Park, 8650 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 90620. Register for a blood drive by completing this appointment request form.

The drives are being held in honor of Isabel Manalo, 13, and in memory of her grandmother Marisa Malin. In April, a sports utility vehicle struck the family outside the restaurant’s Buena Park location. Isabel was seriously injured and treated at UC Irvine Medical Center. Marisa died shortly after the accident.

“UC Irvine Medical Center saved our daughter's life and treated us like family,” said Victor Manalo, Isabel’s father. “We thank Farrell’s for joining with us to support this world-class facility.”

The blood drives will held at Farrell's locations in Orange, L.A. and Riverside counties:

  • Farrell's Mission Viejo — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, in The Shops at Mission Viejo Mall, 799 The Shops Blvd., Mission Viejo, 92691

  • Farrell's Brea — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 215 South Brea Blvd., Brea 92821

  • Canceled: Farrell's Rancho Cucamonga — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug, 23, in the Terra Vista Town Center Shopping Center, 10742 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, 91730

  • Farrell's Riverside — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 3610 Park Sierra Dr., Riverside, 92505

Donors must be healthy and may give blood no more than once every 56 days.  View more information on who can donate › 

UC Irvine Medical Center is Orange County’s only Level I Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and transfuses more than 1,000 units of blood each month to their patients. The center annually treats more than half of the county’s trauma cases. Your blood donation will help to save lives in our community.

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