Donate Blood

Donate Blood

The Blood Donor Center will be closed on Tuesday, November 24, 26 and 27.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Please note our Thanksgiving hours as seen below:
Monday, November 23 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday, November 24 – DONOR CENTER CLOSED – BLOOD DRIVE AT ALTADENA COUNTRY CLUB – Call (626) 676-6881
Wednesday, November 25 – 7:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday, November 26 – CLOSED
Friday, November 27 – CLOSED

Dear Huntington Hospital Blood Donors,

We are currently experiencing a shortage of blood and we need your help! All blood types needed – particularly O (positive and negative).

If you are currently eligible to donate blood, please call the Blood Donor Center at (626) 397-5422 to make an appointment.    

Your donation matters! Thank you for your support.

Blood Donor Center Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

To all our Blood Donors:

As the only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley, we rely on your generosity to help us keep our blood supplies up and meet the health needs of our community. Your support is extremely valuable at this time, when we have had to cancel mobile blood drives and are reliant on donations at our off-campus location more than ever.     

If you don’t know your blood type, this is the perfect opportunity to find out. Please help us out during this unprecedented time, our patients and community value your support.  

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, please help those fighting breast cancer.

Please also note: We have two upcoming indoor community blood drives, sign-up and join us:

Crescenta Canada YMCA – Thursday, November 19 and December 17, 8:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Please call or text (626) 676-3035 to schedule your donation, and encourage others to also join you.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sierra Madre – Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Please call or text (626) 676-6881 to schedule your donation.

Congratulations to the winners of the local High School Blood Drive Competition: Because there is a variance in the number of students enrolled at each of the participating schools we have two winners.

Overall winner – La Salle High School – 41 units collected Largest percentage collected – Mayfield Senior School – 9.6% with 32 units collected The total collection was 143 units, collected over a three week period. We are extremely grateful and very proud of our local high school students!

Blood Donation Incentives:

Blood donors are needed, please invite family and friends to support us! Donate and receive a $5 gift card or one of our blood donor center t-shirts. We validate parking, we are also now accepting walk-ins. Please call today to schedule your donation at (626) 397-5422.

For donor center location information, hours and more detail, click here.

Donating Blood During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Safe

Coronavirus and Blood Donation

Even during COVID-19, blood donation is still a safe practice.There is no evidence that this coronavirus is transmissible by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19. 

In addition, please note that at each blood drive and our Blood Donor Center, our employees follow thorough safety protocols to ensure blood recipient safety, as well as staff and donor safety.

Out of an abundance of caution, please note, that if you have traveled to: China (including Hong Kong and Macau), South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran in the last 28 days, please do not donate blood at this time.  You will be eligible to donate 28 days after your departure from any of these countries.

We are deeply grateful for our community’s continued support as we work together to respond to this health crisis. 

If you are currently eligible, please contact the Blood Donor Center to schedule your next donation at (626) 397-5422. We also welcome walk-ins.

More than ever, blood donations are urgently needed. It’s a quick step that any healthy person should do, especially now. By virtue of their health, travel history or other factors, many people cannot donate during this time. We urge you to donate if you can.

A pint of blood could potentially save three lives, and the rewards to you are considerable: doing good, getting your blood pressure and other vitals checked, burning calories and getting a coupon or shirt and tasty snacks! I’m 63 years old and just donated for the 120th time. Please join me in this vital act.” – David Kirchheimer, Huntington Hospital Board Member

Service Hours and Location

Blood Donation Location Change

Huntington Hospital has moved our community Blood Donor Center to a new location

800 S. Fairmount Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91105.

The parking entrance is on Bellefontaine Street, parking will be validated.

Blood Donor Center Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (626) 397-5422

The Blood Donor Center is closed on all major holidays, and occasionally during large blood drives. All blood types are always welcome!

Additional Information on Blood Donation

Your act of kindness makes and enormous difference! See our schedule of Blood Drives in the community. If you have additional questions, including how to prepare to give blood, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page or speak with staff in person at the Blood Donor Center.

The Blood Donor Center at Huntington Hospital provides comprehensive whole blood and therapeutic phlebotomy services. Learn more about our blood donation services.

Much of the medical care we provide depends on a steady supply of voluntary blood donations, and yet only 3 percent of the eligible donors in California give blood. The unfortunate result is chronically low blood supplies. This shortage affects the Trauma Center and the hospital’s ability to help those in need.

How You Can Help

  • Help support their transfusion needs, by making a replacement donation. Learn about the types of blood donation here.
  • Coordinate a list of family and friends who will also be willing to provide blood donations.
  • For your convenience our bloodmobile will come to you, simply suggest a sponsor to host a blood drive.

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