It may seem the
Central California Blood Center (CCBC) is always asking folks to
donate and actually, we are. The need for blood is never ending and
even on days when the blood supply is fairly strong, one auto
accident or surgical complication can rapidly lower inventories to
critical levels. The Blood Center works diligently to be prepared
for every incident and will continue to do so.
donors continue to be responsive with blood donations, but as our
Central Valley community continues to grow, so does the
need for additional blood donors. For example, blood usage has
increased 30% over the last few years. To meet this need, CCBC
must create more and more opportunities for donors to help save
lives more conveniently. Our Valley has been completely
self-sufficient, blood-wise, for the past several years and we
remain continually dedicated to this mission.
To sustain this
self-reliance, the Central California
is always looking for new opportunities to increase awareness and
find and encourage new donors to roll up their sleeves and give.
If you would like to help, your organization or business can
assist us in planning for the future by scheduling a blood drive.
For more information,
please call the Central California Blood Center at (559) 389-LIFE (5433).
Please know how much all blood donors, sponsors and your individual continued support is
greatly appreciated. Please also know how deeply the Board of
Directors and staff at the Central California Blood
Center are committed to serving the Central Valley, our hospitals and residents. We can and
should be proud and very grateful for all who take an hour, every
eight weeks, to give the “gift of life.” The lives of so many depend
Thank you, as always, for your gifts of life.
President and CEO
Central California Blood Center