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Quincy and Family Join Rady Children's Hospital in Call For Blood Donations

Local family joins San Diego Blood Bank and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego to help boost blood supply this summer, 2021

The parents of 6-year-old Quincy Bergdahl shared their story about the importance of giving blood this time of year to help patients like Quincy. Quincy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) this year and requires continuing treatment at Rady Children’s. Quincy has received multiple platelet and blood transfusions during his fight and will require additional treatment, despite being in remission. Because of blood donors, Quincy is full of energy, is handling his treatments well with a big appetite and still has time to play Pokemon. You can donate in honor of Quincy by registering with code: QB21 at any San Diego Blood Bank location or community blood drive. 

Every summer, San Diego Blood Bank experiences a shortage of blood supply due to schools being out of session (no high school or college blood drives), and people on vacation.

The need for blood, however, never takes a holiday. Rady Children’s and the San Diego Blood Bank are hosting a blood drive on July 27, 2021, from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Can't make the Rady Children's blood drive? San Diego Blood Bank has 8 convenient locations from Vista to Chula Vista and blood drives run daily.

Appointments are strongly encouraged;  Same-day appointments are available. 

Visit or call (619) 400-8251 to book an appointment and find blood drive locations near you.

Published 7/20/2021