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Thank you for being a part of San Diego Cares: It's in our Blood


Rolf Benirschke, Former Chargers player, blood recipient and Co-Chairman of San Diego Cares greets and thanks a donor for giving blood.


The inaugural San Diego Cares: It's in our Blood event, which took place on Dec. 16, 2017, brought in 515 units and 190 units at San Diego Blood Bank donor centers. In total, we collected 705 units.  

Many lives were saved because of this community event, so many thanks to these major sponsors for their generous support:

  • Shiley Foundation
  • Ron Fowler and the Padres 
  • Dan Shea and Donovan's Steak & Chop House
  • San Diego State University Athletics 
  • David and Leslie Cohn and the Cohn Restaurant Group
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Silvergate Bank
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • San Diego Community News Network

San Diego is rich with sports history, so many thanks to our superstar teams for their support:

  • San Diego Padres
  • San Diego Gulls
  • San Diego Sate University Aztecs
  • San Diego Sockers
  • San Diego Kings Basketball
  • University of San Diego Toreros
  • 1904 Football Club
  • Club Tijuana Xolos

Thank you to our sponsors, San Diego sports teams, patients, blood donors, community partners, volunteers, staff and guests for being a part of our city's biggest holiday blood drive and community event. San Diego Cares: It's in our Blood.

An official press release can be seen here.

Official photos from the day can be seen here and here.