SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK COLLECTS APPROXIMATELY 250 UNITS OF BLOOD AND 709 POUNDS OF FOOD AT FOURTH ANNUAL SDCCU HOLIDAY BOWL BLOOD & FOOD DRIVE PRESENTED BY KAISER PERMANENTE
SAN DIEGO (November 18, 2020) Approximately 250 units of blood and 709 pounds of food were donated yesterday at the SDCCU Holiday Bowl Blood & Food Drive presented by Kaiser Permanente.
The drive took place at Grossmont Center, where blood donors received a special-edition Holiday Bowl T-shirt and a raffle entry to win a pair of tickets to the SDCCU Holiday Bowl game on December 28 at Petco Park.
“We are so thankful to everyone at the Holiday Bowl, SDCCU, The San Diego Food Bank and everyone who came out and supported this event today” said San Diego Blood Bank Director of Community Relations & Media, Claudine Van Gonka. “These donations are equivalent to 750 potential lives saved and 591 meals for our community as we head into the holidays.”
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. Eligible blood donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at SanDiegoBloodBank.org or calling 1-800-4-MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322).
About the San Diego Blood Bank
San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization also operating as Southern California Blood Bank. The Blood Bank serves hospitals throughout Southern California with more than 150,000 units of blood each year. San Diego Blood Bank’s mission is to connect diverse communities to save and improve lives through blood and biotherapies. Dedicated to advancing health and wellness through medical innovation, SDBB has provided an essential service since 1950. San Diego Blood Bank currently operates nine fixed-site donation locations and 10 bloodmobiles, with blood drives running daily. For more information about SDBB, visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org and follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin.