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SD Blood Bank Celebrates Grand Opening of Southern California Blood Bank Donation Location in Orange County

San Diego Blood Bank Celebrates Expansion with New Southern California Blood Bank Donation Location in Irvine's Corporate Park

Newport and Greater Irvine Chamber members, City of Irvine Mayor’s office, community members, hospital partners, staff, and blood donors celebrated the Grand Opening of San Diego Blood Bank’s first permanent donation location in Orange County with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   

Operating under the name Southern California Blood Bank (So Cal Blood Bank), the Irvine Business District Donation Location is now open Tuesdays through Saturdays and will collect hundreds of units of blood every month, potentially impacting thousands of lives in this community while giving a necessary boost to the local blood supply.

Through philanthropy and the generous support of individual financial donors and corporate sponsors, the Irvine location is fully equipped with vital resources such as Trima blood collection systems, HemoFlow devices, and blood collection supplies. Together, we connect patients to life.

Long-time Partner, New to the Neighborhood  

In recent years, you may have seen a So Cal Blood Bank bloodmobile in Newport, Irvine, Tustin, and greater Los Angeles. That’s because So Cal Blood Bank hosts over 200 mobile blood drives each year in partnership with the community to provide lifesaving blood to patients in nearby hospitals. Patients require blood for various treatments for cancers, traumas, surgeries, and managing rare anemias and chronic illnesses like thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Every donation saves lives, and patients are grateful. Click to Watch Jamila’s Story on Youtube

San Diego Blood Bank has been serving hospitals in Orange County and Los Angeles County for decades

The Blood Bank provides blood products to many hospitals in the area including Hoag, MemorialCare, LA+USC Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).  

Join the giving community by volunteering to donate blood. Visit the new location, Irvine Business District at 7 Corporate Park, Suite 130, Irvine, CA 92606. The entrance is located by Coffee Dose, the bright pink coffee shop next door.  

Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. Same-day appointments are available. Call (844) 380-5220.

January is National Blood Donor Month  

This month, blood centers are celebrating National Blood Donor Month. Currently, there is a blood shortage across the nation due to the holidays, the pandemic in combination with cold and flu season, and a recurrent seasonal dip in blood supply.   

San Diego Blood Bank and Southern California Blood Bank urge healthy individuals to make time to donate blood to ensure hospitals have the units they need to save local lives the very moment blood is needed.  

Donate Blood to Help the Community (or Do It For The Donut)  

In response to the national blood shortage, Krispy Kreme just announced that if you donate blood between January 24 – January 31 and provide proof of donation, you can stop by a participating Krispy Kreme to pick up a FREE* Original Glazed® dozen. You do-nut want to miss out on this special treat or glaze over this cool "thank you" to lifesavers.

To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 114 pounds, and be in general good health. To book an appointment, visit scbloodbank.org/donate or call (844) 380-5220. To learn more about COVID-19 and blood donation, and read FAQs, visit scbloodbank.org/covid19.  

*Offer is valid at participating Krispy Kreme US locations only for those who donate blood during 1/24 - 1/31. View details.  

Other Ways to Give 

Looking to support your community blood bank? 

  • Host a Blood Drive—Contact Us 

  • Volunteer at Irvine Business District or a So Cal Blood Drive—Sign Up 

  • Make a Monthly or One-Time Financial Gift to Fund Blood Collection Supplies—Make a Financial Gift 

About Southern California Blood Bank  

Southern California Blood Bank (So Cal Blood Bank) is a division of San Diego Blood Bank, an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit blood bank that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial, and Los Angeles counties. For more information about San Diego Blood Bank and Southern California Blood Bank’s locations and blood collection program, visit SanDiegoBloodBank.org and SCBloodBank.org

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