San Diego Blood Bank and Comic-Con International have teamed up to save lives with the 46th Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive. Starting July 20, 2022, Comic-Con attendees, cosplayers, heroes, lifesavers are welcome to donate blood at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in the Coronado Ballroom (4th floor) all five days during San Diego Comic-Con®.
Blood donors will receive a limited-edition Marvel Thor T-shirt (featured below). T-shirts are available while sizes and supplies last.
Book now to lock in your spot below. Walk-ins welcome.
The public is welcome to don their capes and save lives with us. Blood donors do not need a convention badge to donate blood. Photo ID with D.O.B. and masks are required. We strongly encourage taking public transportation. Parking passes are not available.
Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive at Comic-Con
July 20 - July 24, 2022
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego | Coronado Ballroom
1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101 | [ Map It ]
Wednesday, July 20: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Book Appointment
Thursday, July 21: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Book Appointment
Friday, July 22: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Book Appointment
Saturday, July 23: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Book Appointment
Sunday, July 24: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM: Book Appointment
PLEASE NOTE: Some San Diego Blood Bank fixed-site locations will be closed for Comic-Con. Please check donation locations hours.
To donate blood at Comic-Con, you do not need to have a convention badge. Blood donors may donate regardless of vaccination status. Arrive hydrated and bring Photo ID.
Safety measures are in place. Facemasks are required for all blood donors, staff and guests. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 114 pounds, and be in general good health. Read more information about donating blood and COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, FAQs, and blood donation requirements. Got questions? Call us at (619) 400-8251.
A total of 53,707 pints of lifesaving blood have been donated by Comic-Con attendees, exhibitors, professionals, volunteers, and staff—impacting up to 161,000 lives over the course of 45 years.
During a 38-day virtual blood drive in July 2021 and a blood drive at the Marriot Marina Marquis during Comic-Con Special Edition in November 2021, more than 18,885 pints of blood were donated—making 2021 the most successful SDCC year ever! Thank you!