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Padres Summer Blood Drive 2021

June 7, 2021

On Wednesday, June 2, the Fifth Annual Padres Summer Blood Drive took place at Petco Park. More than 400 units of blood were collected at this very important event, which results in more than 1,200 lives saved.

Sycuan Casino Resort has been the presenting sponsor for the fifth consecutive year and proudly presented $15,000 to the San Diego Blood Bank in support of the SDBB’s new donation location in Liberty Station.

“We are so grateful to the Padres and Sycuan Casino Resort for partnering with us to make the drive happen again this year,” said San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis. “As we are facing a national blood shortage, this couldn’t have come at a better time. Padres Summer Blood Drive is literally a lifesaver for local hospital patients.”

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK

SDBB is dedicated to community health by providing a reliable supply of blood to patients in need. Our vision is to further ensure the health of our community by simultaneously delivering related health and wellness education and services and extending into research. SDBB is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties with blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services. SDBB currently operates six local donor centers and 10 bloodmobiles. SDBB’s Cell Therapy Program provides lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide.

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). 

For more information about how you can get involved visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org.