February Philanthropy Update

 

Philanthropy is at the heart of everything we do at San Diego Blood Bank. From funding critical supplies to supporting innovation in cell therapy and regenerative medicine, financial donors are saving lives today and improving lives tomorrow.

Your financial gift fuels new life and new hope. We appreciate you being a part of our SDBB community of givers.

We are thankful for our blood donors and financial supporters who help San Diego Blood Bank provide a robust, safe blood supply to Southern California and beyond.

Sincerely,

 
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David Wellis, Ph.D., Sherry Serio
Chief Executive Officer Vice President of Development


Our mission

Learn about SDBB’s initiatives and philanthropy’s impact on how we improve health & treat disease by watching our video!


 
Paul Nysen, SDBB blood donor

Paul Nysen, SDBB blood donor

PAUL NYSEN


Paul Nysen
(pictured left) just celebrated a huge blood donor landmark - 26 Gallons. That means he’s saved up to 624 lives. Blood donors receive reward points for each blood donation and Paul has donated $1,580 in points back to SDBB in support of a new Trima Machine. Trima machines separate whole blood into platelets, plasma and red blood cells. Currently SDBB has a critical need to replace 14 Trima machines by the end of 2019. We thank you, Paul, for your financial support!

From blood collection kits to Trima machines, the support from our philanthropic community has made SDBB core blood services possible and enables more lives to be saved.

 
Trima Cell Separator Machine

Trima Cell Separator Machine


 TEAM PATIENT SURVIVOR STORY

Your financial support directly impacts our community.

 
 

MEET KAMILA AND ELLA


Kamila
and Gabriella “Ella” both have beta thalassemia major, a severe form of anemia that requires regular transfusions.

With your support they each can receive lifesaving blood every three weeks at Rady Children’s Hospital to treat their rare blood disorders. Kamila, Ella and their families are grateful for the blood transfusions that allow them to be alive and healthy.

It costs $60 to fund critical supplies to collect 1 unit of blood impacting patients like Kamila and Ella. Learn more about how YOU can make an impact by joining our Annual Giving Program.

 

FEATURED SPONSORS

SYCUAN CASINO

Thank you to our 2018 Annual Padres Summer Blood Drive presenting sponsor, Sycuan Casino! The signature blood drive collected 353 units of blood impacting up to 1,059 lives!

BROKEN YOLK CARES

Broken Yolk teamed up with SDBB and hosted 13 blood drives during the holiday season collecting 4,111 units of blood – saving up to 12,333 lives! Broken Yolk also gave a free entrée ($14 value) to each blood donor as a special thanks for their lifesaving gift. Thank you Broken Yolk, for your dedicated partnership!

NEW BLAST FREEZER

The Country Friends awarded a grant to support the purchase of a new Blast Freezer! A blast freezer plays a critical role in maintaining the vitality of donated blood and plasma providing constant temperatures as low as -40C.
Thank you, Country Friends!


FEATURED FUNDING PRIORITY

 
 

CELL THERAPY

As a leader in cell therapy, SDBB is developing a tissue bank to pioneer the next era of regenerative medicine. Philanthropy will help fuel the public tissue bank initiative as well as our cord blood banking program that operates in partnership with Southern California hospitals and the Be The Match Registry®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP).

Cord Blood Collection Partner Hospitals:
Scripps Memorial La Jolla
Scripps Mercy San Diego
UC Davis Medical Center

Learn More and support SDBB’s Cell Therapy Program

 

WELLNESS FACTS

 

San Diego Blood Bank values the health and wellness
of our community.

5 Way Yoga Improves Health

  1. Improves your flexibility

  2. Builds muscle strength

  3. Perfects your posture

  4. Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown 

  5. Protects your spine

 

SDBB Fast Facts

  • SDBB is the primary blood provider for Rady Children’s Hospital.

  • In FY17/18, 61,804 blood donors gave the gift of life. Blood donors provide one unit of blood impacting up to 3 lives. Some blood donors provide more which save even more lives!

  • In March 2017, SDBB launched a collaboration with UCSD’s San Diego Mothers’ Milk Bank to provide lifesaving mother’s milk to babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in San Diego. So far 11,165 ounces of mother’s milk have been collected.


THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors


LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

Thank you to our July 2018-January 2019 Leadership Circle Members for your individual support at the $1,000 level or above.

The Ruth Lane Charitable Foundation
Mr. Peter Michael
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Whistler
Dr. and Mrs. Howard S. Robin
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carr
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dort
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baressi
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Fleming
Mr. Doug Conrath
Mr. Henry M. Freet
Ms. Carlana Maduza
Ms. Joyce Haak
Ms. Tracy B. Shaw
The Beyster Family Foundation Fund
Mr. Robert Tressler, Ph.D.


VISIONARY CIRCLE

Thank you to our July 2018-January 2019 Visionary Circle Members for your monthly support at the $1-$999 level.

Mrs. Rebecca Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Crampton
Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Simmons
Mr. Michael Muhlenhaupt
Mrs. Norma Espinoza

For more information about the
Leadership Circle or Visionary Circle
and member benefits
click here.


Foundation EVENTS

“HEART OF HEALTHCARE” EVENT
Stone Brewing Company - November 15, 2018

On November 15, 2018, David Wellis, Ph.D., CEO, and San Diego Blood Bank Foundation welcomed guests for an engaging and inspiring conversation on the latest SDBB projects in cell therapy and precision medicine. Guests learned about SDBB’s initiatives that will revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease and how a blood donation is at the heart of healthcare. The panel discussion was moderated by Mike Slater, radio personality, AM 760 KFMB.

Giving Back magazine featured
SDBB in the January Issue.

Sherry Serio , Vice President of Development, SDBB and and former SDBB Board Chair,  Holly Heaton

Sherry Serio, Vice President of Development, SDBB and and former SDBB Board Chair, Holly Heaton

SDBB Public Relations Manager  Claudine Van Gonka  and Panelist,  Robert Tressler, Ph.D ., Vice President of Laboratories, Cell Therapy, SDBB

SDBB Public Relations Manager Claudine Van Gonka and Panelist, Robert Tressler, Ph.D., Vice President of Laboratories, Cell Therapy, SDBB

Board Member,  Eve Benton  and  Michele Corbett , SDBB Vice President of Marketing

Board Member, Eve Benton and Michele Corbett, SDBB Vice President of Marketing

Benita Hartman  and philanthropist  Laurie Roeder

Benita Hartman and philanthropist Laurie Roeder

Crane Harris , Chief Business Officer, SDBB and panelist  Donald Kearns M.D. M.M.M. , Former President & CEO, Rady Children’s Hospital

Crane Harris, Chief Business Officer, SDBB and panelist Donald Kearns M.D. M.M.M., Former President & CEO, Rady Children’s Hospital

PANELISTS:

  • David Wellis, Ph.D.
    Chief Executive Officer
    San Diego Blood Bank

  • Dr. Rob Tressler
    Vice President of Laboratories, Cell Therapy
    San Diego Blood Bank

  • Donald Kearns, M.D., M.M.M.
    Former President & CEO
    Rady Children’s Hospital

  • Katie Baca-Motes
    Director, Participant Center
    All of Us Research Program

  • Lisa M. Stellwagon, M.D.
    Medical Director of Newborn Services
    UC San Diego Health

  • Howard Taras, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics
    UC San Diego Health

  • Karim Kader, M.D. Ph.D.
    Professor of Urology
    UC San Diego Health      

Xavier Douwes ,  Cindy Murphy , and  David Wellis, Ph.D ., CEO, SDBB

Xavier Douwes, Cindy Murphy, and David Wellis, Ph.D., CEO, SDBB

Malcolm Bund ,  Vinit Wellis, M.D.,  and panelist  Howard Taras

Malcolm Bund, Vinit Wellis, M.D., and panelist Howard Taras


 

2017/2018 IMPACT REPORT

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Contact Us:
SHERRY SERIO
Vice President of Development
sserio@sdbb.org | 619-400-8188

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In partnership with our community, San Diego Blood Bank Foundation is the fundraising entity that supports critical resources for blood donations, advances San Diego Blood Bank’s critical healthcare role, and fuels collaboration with cutting-edge research and clinical organizations to advance cell therapy and precision medicine.

 
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Alexandria Embleton