individual and planned Giving

Philanthropy is personal, and every donor has a unique “why” they give. There are many ways to make an individual or planned gift such as cash, stock, real estate, life insurance, will or living trust, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, and charitable lead trust.

All too often, we take our blood supply for granted and just assume it will be there when you need it. To ensure a robust blood supply of red cells, platelets and plasma, I strongly recommend you make a commitment to become a blood donor, financial supporter or volunteer with the San Diego Blood Bank. You will meet an enthusiastic staff who will assist you in making miracles happen every day. Every blood donation day is a great day.
— John Howard, SDBB Blood donor, financial donor & volunteer

Other unique ways to give…

Impact of Endowment Funds

An endowment fund is a powerful way to create your legacy and make a lasting impact for generations to come.

The principal of an endowment fund is not spent, which protects the earning power and enables donors to continuously donate and grow the endowment by reinvesting in the principal. The interest earnings directly fund the donor’s intent of the gift.

With a minimum of a $25,000 gift, you can create an endowment in support of a program and start your legacy at San Diego Blood Bank.

For more information, please contact Sherry Serio at 619-400-8818 or

Matching Gifts

Double your gift!

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to make a difference by making a gift. Some companies provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours.

Check with your company to see if it offers a gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours to the San Diego Blood Bank.

Philanthropy gives the gift of life