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SAN DIEGO (August 13, 2020) – San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) is re-opening a temporary donor center this Sunday, August 16 in Liberty Station near Panera Bread. The donor center will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 2445 Truxtun Road, Historic Building 27 – Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92106. [ Map It

SDBB began collecting blood at the Liberty Station location this past March in an effort to collect more blood during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary center closed in May and is re-opening to expand SDBB’s ability to collect blood and convalescent plasma.

“Re-opening our donor center in Liberty Station will help us to collect the blood products we need to maintain a stable blood supply for our hospital partners,” said San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis. “It also offers donors another convenient location to make their donations.”

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. Appointments are required and available at or by calling (619) 400-8251.

About San Diego Blood Bank

SDBB is dedicated to community health by providing a reliable supply of blood to patients in need. Our vision is to further ensure the health of our community by simultaneously delivering related health and wellness education and services and extending into research. SDBB is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties with blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services. SDBB currently operates six local donor centers and 10 bloodmobiles. SDBB’s Cell Therapy Program provides lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. For more information about SDBB, visit or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


Claudine Van Gonka/Manager, Public Relations
619-400-8166/C: 619-455-7785 

Michele Corbett/VP, Marketing 
619-400-8237/C: 619-807-4620