One of the most exciting, long-running and heart-warming events of the San Diego Blood Bank calendar is the Chargers Blood Drive.
Over the past 31 years, the Chargers Blood Drive has collected more than 50,000 pints of blood. That figure includes one remarkable day back in 1993 when the San Diego Blood Bank gained entry into the famed Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest single-day, single-location blood drive, with 1,853 pints collected.
The Chargers Blood Drive has grown successively larger since its serendipitous founding in 1979 when then-Charger place-kicker Rolf Benirschke, who was suffering from a life-threatening medical disorder, joined with the Blood Bank to host the event. With the ever-popular Benirschke as the event's focal point, it grew year by year.
To view the most recent Chargers Blood Drive program, or programs from previous years, click on the links below. (Programs are in PDF format.)