There is an urgent need for blood during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a healthy and eligible donor, you can do your part for your neighbors by providing blood for those in need. We’ve compiled a list of the places local in San Diego that you can safely donate – these donation centers are taking extra precautions to protect you while you give.
The Red Cross
The San Diego Red Cross is accepting donations of blood, platelets, and plasma from healthy and eligible donors. You can learn about their newest safety protocols and make an appointment to donate here.
They Red Cross Convalescent Plasma Program is looking for donors who have fully recovered from COVID-19. People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. This convalescent plasma is being evaluated as treatment for patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections, or those judged by a healthcare provider to be at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease.
San Diego Blood Bank
The San Diego Blood Bank is not currently hosting blood drives – they are accepting donations by appointment only. Visit their website to see their locations near you and schedule your appointment. They suggest making an appointment for 4 to 6 weeks, since they need a blood supply for the upcoming weeks.
San Diego Blood Bank is also accepting plasma donations from people who have fully recovered from COVID-19.
SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK GATEWAY DONOR CENTER
3636 Gateway Center Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92102
EAST COUNTY DONOR CENTER
776 Arnele Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
NORTH COUNTY DONOR CENTER
358 West El Norte Parkway, Suite J
Escondido, CA 92026
SABRE SPRINGS DONOR CENTER
12640 Sabre Springs Parkway, Suite 109
San Diego, CA 92128
CARMEL VALLEY DONOR CENTER
You’ll find us behind the Market Grill in Piazza Carmel Shopping Center located at
3880 Valley Center Drive, Suite 209 & 210
San Diego, CA 92130
COASTAL DONOR CENTER
1910 Via Centre
Vista, CA 92081
LIBERTY STATION TEMPORARY DONOR CENTER
2445 Truxton Road
Historic Building 27 – Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92106
(Near Panera at Liberty Station)