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Huntington’s Blood Donor Center Seeks Blood Donations

Huntington’s Blood Donor Center Seeks Blood Donations
Jan 16 2024

January is National Blood Donor Month, which spreads awareness about the importance of giving blood and celebrates those who roll up their sleeve to give lifesaving blood to patients in need. Why January? Although the need for blood is year-round, winter is the most difficult time to maintain a sufficient blood supply. Because of this low inventory, Huntington Health is encouraging the community to step up and donate.

“As the only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley, we rely on the community to help us keep our blood supplies up and provide lifesaving care,” said Ida Diaz, Huntington Blood Donor Center. “Because only about 3% of the eligible donors in California give blood, the unfortunate result is a chronically low shortage of supply. The good news is, every blood donation can save up to two lives – what an amazing gift of life!”

Pasadena resident and recent blood donor, Suzanne, also shared, “The Huntington Blood Donor Center is an important resource for our community – and so convenient. I donate because I know people in my community need blood for surgeries and procedures. This is my way of helping. This is me doing my part.”

To schedule a donation at the Huntington Hospital Blood Donor Center, call (626) 397-5422. Please note, when you donate blood, remember to drink plenty of water starting the day before your scheduled donation, do not skip any meals and bring your driver’s license, California ID or passport. If you’re a student we will accept your school ID as long as it includes your photo, name and birth date.

For more information and to see a list of upcoming blood drives, visit: