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Blood Donors Needed to Help with Summer Shortage

Never given blood or haven’t donated recently? We need your help!

The San Diego Blood Bank is asking new donors to schedule an appointment to donate blood over the Memorial Day holiday in order to ensure supply is on hand for local patients as summer approaches.   

Summer is always a challenging time for blood centers to ensure an adequate blood supply due to donors taking vacations and schools being out of session. Despite the season, the need for blood remains constant and patients continue to depend on the generosity of blood donors to meet that need.

Holiday weekends are especially challenging. This Memorial Day, most SDBB blood collection centers will be open and many local companies are stepping up to help, including:

  • San Diego Padres - Padres “Mania” is May 24 – June 4. Donate at any San Diego Blood Bank donor center or mobile drive and receive a voucher for 2 tickets to a future Padres game. PLEASE NOTE, AS OF 6/18/18 VOUCHERS HAVE ALL BEEN REDEEMED AND ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. 
  • Just My TicketSelect blood drives from June 2 - June 9. Donors receive one free ticket to the San Diego County Fair.
  • San Diego County Credit Union – Blood Drives  at their local branches on May 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Branch locations include: