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Core BLOOD Services

Philanthropy fuels the heart of a blood donation by saving lives today and improving life tomorrow.

One blood donation impacts up to three lives!


Blood is medicine!

Every year, more than 100,000 patients of all ages, socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds are recipients of donated blood provided by the San Diego Blood Bank. These patients are struggling with a wide variety of life- threatening medical conditions including cancer and other blood disorders, severe burns, organ transplants, trauma, emergency surgeries, childbirth complications and more. One thing they all have in common is their need for donated blood to live for there is no substitute.

Philanthropy impacts our mission—whether your gift funds state-of-the-art equipment ensuring the highest quality of blood to support of transformational research or SDBB’s more than 2,000 annual mobile blood drives.

Your unrestricted gift will advance medical research, revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease and most importantly, give the gift of life!


Handling the logistics is a whole other ball game. A lot of our hospitals, donors, and community might be unaware of all the moving parts it takes for blood to get to the hospitals. We actually like it that way here at San Diego Blood Bank. We
handle those pressures and make sure everything is smooth,
so nobody in the community has to worry.
— Robert Simpson, Assistant Manager, SDBB Hospital Services

An annual gift of $2,500 funds critical supplies to collect
over 42 units of blood impacting up to 125 lives!