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Donors who give four times in a rolling 12 month period are called Donors 4 Life. The San Diego Blood Bank will honor these donors by displaying their names on digital video screens in each of the San Diego Blood Bank's six donor centers.
We created the Donors 4 Life program to help donors realize how many lives can be saved with four donations in each rolling 12 month period. In order to meet the needs of area hospital patients, the San Diego Blood Bank must collect 350 blood components every day.
There is no need to join the program. With your next donation, you automatically start your rolling 12 month timeframe.
We will continue to thank our donors with points that can be used on our online store.
Questions about store ordered items should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-469-7322.
Since double red cell donors have to wait 16 weeks between each donation, they don’t have as many opportunities to donate as whole blood and other automated donors. As a result, double red cell donors receive 200 points at their first donation. They also receive 25 bonus points.
In addition to earning points for each donation, donors also receive bonus points for giving two, three or four times within the last 12 months.
What about Plasma and Platelets donations?
Each successful plasma or platelet procedure will earn you 150 points for each donation.
Donors 4 Life can still track their total lifetime gallon levels in their account online at MYSDBB which is a link at the top of the sandiegobloodbank.org Home page. The number of gallons you’ve donated with the San Diego Blood Bank will be listed under the Gallon Tracker heading.
If you are temporarily deferred, we do not award points until you return to complete the donation process.
If you are temporarily deferred for low iron, we ask that you eat a good meal and return for another donation. After your successful donation, you will receive your donation points.
A donor will receive points for that donation if a needle was inserted in their arm…whether blood was drawn or not.
These points are one of the ways that we thank you for saving lives by donating blood. We appreciate that you might not wish to use them for yourself and if you don’t, you can donate them back to the blood bank, but you can’t transfer them to another person.
The points expire after 24 months of inactivity as a blood donor.
YES! You may donate your points back to San Diego Blood Bank. You may select the Donate Points Back option on the online store, or you may call us at 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322). Donating your points back allows the San Diego Blood Bank, a not-for-profit organization, to save money on program costs and services.
To simply view items on the online store, go to www.sandiegobloodbank.org and click on The Store located at the top of the Home Page. You may see the items; however you cannot redeem your points here.
To redeem your points, you must first log in to your personal profile. To access your profile, go www.sandiegobloodbank.org and click on the MYSDBB link at the top of the Home Page. If you’re a first time user and haven’t created a profile, you must follow the steps to do so. You will then be able to access the online store located in the list on the left side of your account page. Your points will be displayed on the right side of your page.
If you already are an online user, you do not need to re-create your profile. However, if you don't remember your login information, please contact customer support specialist at email@example.com or 1-800-469-7322. If you’ve never been to MYSDBB before, you will need to create a profile and establish a new password.
If you don’t have a computer, but would like to order something from our online store, you can call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) and we’ll assist you by creating your profile online. We can provide descriptions of the items.
You can see how many donation points you’ve accrued by viewing your personal donation history at www.MYSDBB.org or by clicking on the MYSDBB link on www.sandiegobloodbank.org. If you’ve already created a profile on MYSDBB, simply log in to view your donation history. If you’re a first time user, you will be asked to create a profile.
Everyone can contribute to saving lives by donating their time. We have a wonderful volunteer program that offers special benefits to those who give their time to the San Diego Blood Bank. To find out about immediate opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Department at 619-296-6393.
MYSDBB is an online service that we offer to donors to help them keep track of their donations, eligibility dates and health information such as cholesterol levels. It’s also the way that you access our online store and online appointment scheduling. You may go directly to MYSDBB.org or you can click on the MYSDBB link at the top of the front page at www.sandiegobloodbank.org.
You must create a profile on MYSDBB.org to access your personal donation information. You can go to that site directly or link to it from our main web site at www.sandiegobloodbank.org (click on the MYSDBB link at the top of the Home page and click on the First Time User link).
We do not provide personal donation history or Wellness Profile information over the phone, however we do offer you access to a computer at each of our donor centers. A staff member will be happy to show you how to access your personal information.
It takes about a week for us to enter points for donations. If you haven’t seen your points by then, please call us back and let us know.
You can still track your number of gallons toward the Gallon Club by accessing your Personal Donation Information available on MySDBB.org or by calling 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322). For those donors who are about to reach their gallon goals, they may still claim their hats in the Marketing Department at the Gateway Donor Center or by calling 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322).
We provide your non-fasting total blood cholesterol count in your Wellness Profile. For adults, the National Cholesterol Education Program recommends the following classification for fasting total blood cholesterol count: less than 200 is Desirable, 200 to 239 is borderline and greater than or equal to 240 is considered high.
If your value is greater than 200, your doctor may want to repeat this test in his office as a fasting test or perform other tests to measure individual types of cholesterol such as LDL and HDL.
Additional information for the public concerning total cholesterol levels is available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the following website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health