CCBC Special Event News

Naval Air Station Lemoore and Central California Blood Center, Partners in Saving Lives

Sep 01, 2016

The Central California Blood Center has enjoyed a decades-long partnership with Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore. In times of peace and conflict Sailors and Marines have generously rolled up their sleeves to help their community though blood donation. Currently five divisions participate in a total of 15 blood drives at NAS Lemoore each year; the FRC West Blood Drive, the CNATTU Blood Drive, the NEX Blood Drive, the Weapons Department Blood Drive, and the Naval Hospital Blood Drive. These…

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New Custom Bloodmobile Thanks to a Generous Donation by the Carl and Lulu Mitchell Family Foundation

Sep 14, 2015

Thanks to a generous donation by the Carl and Lulu Mitchell Family Foundation, the Central California Blood Center sent a brand-new bloodmobile to its inaugural blood drive in July of 2105. As former employees of a large Fresno hospital, Carl and Lulu both come from healthcare backgrounds, and wanted an opportunity to give back to the Valley in a way that would promote good medical experience for all. Their gift to the Central California Blood Center of a custom, three bed bloodmobile will…

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Peggy Lang completes her 200th blood donation!

Jul 24, 2015

Congratulation to Peggy Lang who completed her 200th blood donation today! Peggy has been a regular donor since 2006! Thank you Peggy for the countless lives you've saved through blood donation

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Richard Wayne hits his 500th donation!

Jun 30, 2015

Congratulations and a big "THANK YOU" to long time donor Richard Wayne. Today was a milestone day as he hit his 500th donation. Central California Blood Center President Dean Eller and other blood center staff members helped mark the special occasion. Way to go Richard!

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Granville Home of Hope Winners

Jun 25, 2015

The Central California Blood Center joined Granville Homes in support of the 2015 Granville Home of Hope. A special blood drive was scheduled June 10th and 11th at the three Central California Blood Center locations in Fresno. Each eligible donor received a t-shirt and two lucky donors per day won a $100 ticket for the 2015 Granville Home of Hope drawing on June 18, 2015. Granville Homes is giving away a brand new house valued at over $375,000 dollars, as well as many other…

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Central California Blood Center donating bloodmobile to Nigeria

Jun 25, 2015

Fresno Bee, December 23, 2014 Ol’ Betsy’s made her last trip carrying pints of blood collected at a national park, community center or high school in the central San Joaquin Valley. The Central California Blood Center’s 23-year-old blood mobile — named Ol’ Betsy by its first driver and officially called Bus One for her status as the first in the center’s fleet of seven — has been retired from service with 130,000 pints of donated blood to her…

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2014 Donor Appreciation Award Recipients

Feb 06, 2015

NORTH VALLEY JUSTIN GARZA - Jennifer Eller Memorial Volunteer Donor Recruiter Award Recipient Click here to see more.   JEFF DIZNEY - Circle of Life Award Recipient Click here to see more.   DAVID CARDENAS -  Judy Kramer Donor Education Award Recipient Click here to see more.   SOUTH VALLEY DAVID AND HEATHER LEMON - Jennifer Eller Memorial Volunteer Donor Recruiter Award Recipient Click here to see more.   FRANK RUAN AND EAGLE MOUNTAIN CASINO - Circle…

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Cowgirl U Coming to Clovis March 7th

Feb 02, 2015

Calling all cowgirls, or would-be cowgirls!  Don’t miss your chance to join Professional Bull Riders and Clovis Rodeo Royalty for the 8th Annual Cowgirl U Luncheon – Saturday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Clovis Rodeo Association Hall in Clovis. Attendees, dressed in western finery, will have the opportunity to meet some very special cowboys and special rodeo guests.  They will hear live country music, learn all about Clovis Rodeo from Clovis Rodeo Association Board…

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Visalia Donors Hit Milestones!

Nov 06, 2014

When three regular platelet donors hit milestones at the Visalia Donor Center it was time to celebrate! Thank you Steven George (300 donations), Steven Schenk (400 donations), and Bob Marsh (200 donations)! 

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10th Annual Raider Nation Blood Drive a Great Success

Oct 31, 2014

On Saturday, October 18th, former Oakland Raiders Coach Tom Flores and the Tom Flores Youth Foundation, a long-time educational advocate and financial sponsor for the Sanger School District, again rallied the Central Valley’s football fans to come out, donate blood and help children and patients in area hospitals.  Raiders Booster Clubs from around the Valley – Fresno Knights of the Shield, Tulare/Kings Raiders Booster Club, and Bakersfield Raider Nation Club, as well as CBS 47…

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