San Diego County seeks to collect 500 pints of blood during its month-long 38th annual County Blood and Marrow Registry drive to replenish local hospitals.
The drive will be held at over a dozen facilities, including two Chula Vista sites. All blood types are welcome, and all sites are open to the public and county employees.
During its 38-year history, the County’s annual blood drives have collected more than 20,000 pints of blood. Each pint can save up to three lives. The San Diego Blood Bank says over the years, the County’s blood drives may have saved up to 60,000 lives.
Appointments are encouraged, though walk-ins are accepted depending on availability.
COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect, and all donors and staff must wear masks. For questions about deferrals or blood donations related to COVID-19, see the guidelines at https://bit.ly/3Kl1TSM. To book an appointment, visit https://www.mysdbb.org/donor/schedules/zip or visit https://bit.ly/3NWXDeKf or a list of sites and accompanying links to book appointments.
South County sites:
- April 13, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., South Region Live Well Center, 401 Mile of Cars Way, National City
- April 13, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Probation Office, South Bay Region, 1095 Bay Blvd., Chula Vista
- April 15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., South Region Live Well Center, 690 Oxford St., Chula Vista
Find more information at sandiegobloodbank.org.