Blood drive to honor longtime Chino High equipment manager

A Lifestream blood drive scheduled for 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Chino Valley Masonic Lodge at 6050 Riverside Drive in Chino will be held in honor of longtime Chino High football equipment manager Alex Arellano, who died Aug. 7 after a battle with cancer. The 77-year-old spent 42 years volunteering with the Chino High football team, including 33 as its equipment manager. Eight days after his death, the stadium lights at Chino High were turned on for 42 minutes in Mr. Arellano’s memory. 

A Lifestream blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 19 will honor longtime Chino High School football volunteer and equipment manager Alex Arellano, who died in August after a battle with cancer. 

The 77-year-old Arellano began volunteering at Chino High football games in 1978, and became the team’s equipment manager in 1987, a job he held throughout the 2019 season. 

“What he lived for was Chino High football,” said grandson and former Chino High football player Alex Arellano after his grandfather’s Aug. 7 death. 

The blood drive will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. at Chino Valley Masonic Lodge, 6050 Riverside Drive, Chino.  

Donors must be at least 15 years, free from infections or illness and weigh at least 115 pounds. 

A “Count on Me” T-shirt will be given to donors, who will also have their blood tested for COVID-19 antibodies. 

The test does not detect if the donor has the virus. 

Donors must wear a face covering, submit to a temperature check and a COVID-19 symptom review before going into the donor waiting area. 


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