Giving the Gift of Life

Bryan received transfusions during recovery from an accident

San Diego Blood Bank Foundation is the fundraising entity that advances San Diego Blood Bank’s (SDBB) critical healthcare role in the community.


Through San Diego Blood Bank Foundation’s annual individual and corporate giving programs, financial donors connect patients to life by helping fund the vital resources needed to support SDBB’s lifesaving blood collection program at nine donation locations and on 10 bloodmobiles operating over 3,000 annual community blood drives throughout the Southern California region.


Financial donors play an integral role in SDBB’s mission to ensure critical resources are available to collect, process, and distribute lifesaving products to patients in need. These red blood cells, platelets, and plasma products helped treat cancer patients, burn victims, those with rare blood disorders, COVID-19 patients, and trauma victims. Last year, in partnership with blood and financial donors, SDBB distributed over 227,000 units of donated blood products, impacting up to 681,000 lives!


Daniela Stout (featured above/left/right/below) is a blood transfusion recipient and a proud financial monthly donor of San Diego Blood Bank:


“I have seen the work that San Diego Blood Bank does behind the scenes, and I have been a recipient of blood from the generous donors that support SDBB. At my first transfusion, when I saw that bag of blood that would help boost my strength, I was flooded with gratitude for the donor I would never meet and never get to thank. Though I can no longer personally donate blood, I have the unique opportunity to support SDBB as a Visionary Circle member through a monthly financial gift. I feel great knowing that my regular financial contributions will impact lives in the years to come through the mission of San Diego Blood Bank, and I am so very happy to support as a financial donor!”

– Daniela Stout, Visionary Circle Member


Expanding to meet the increasing demand of blood throughout Southern California, SDBB has opened two new donation locations at Irvine Business District in Orange County (operating as Southern California Blood Bank, a division of San Diego Blood Bank), and in Point Loma at Liberty Station. And this Spring, a new, permanent donation location in Chula Vista at Terra Nova Plaza will open to serve South San Diego. These locations will increase the blood supply and help save thousands more lives every year in the Southern California region.

San Diego Blood Bank is dedicated to serving the community with safe, quality blood products that are available to patients of all ages, socio-economic statuses, and ethnic backgrounds. Financial donors are at the heart of their mission and are appreciated for their investment in the mission of SDBB and the health of the community.

Your financial gift today will save a life tomorrow.

To make a financial donation or to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Sherry Serio, Vice President of Development at (619) 400-8188 or visit

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Esteban Villanueva