Blood Collectors Week

CCBC Celebrating Blood Collector’s Week September 6-12, 2020

The Central California Blood Center, in partnership with AABB and Fresenius Kabi is celebrating the 15th annual Blood Collectors Week September 6-12, 2020. This annual event honors the work and contributions of blood collectors, the professionals who save lives each day with their work. Blood collectors serve as the vital link ensuring that patients in…

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Image of little girl with text saying "Paisley Catallo Life Saved"

Meet Paisley

Paisley Catallo was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma Grade 3 at just two years old. Anaplastic Ependymoma is a rare tumor that forms when cells in the central nervous system (including the brain and spinal cord) begin to multiply rapidly. Two days after her diagnosis, Paisley had brain surgery, and shortly after, began proton radiation for…

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Central California Blood Center Collects First Convalescent Plasma From a Recovered Covid-19 Patient

Meet Jerry, Our First Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor

The Central California Blood Center has just collected plasma from our first eligible, recovered, COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma donor. Here is more about Jerry’s journey with Covid-19. For more information about COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and what the Central California Blood Center is doing to help this effort, visit

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