Who We Are – Where To Give blood

The Blood Centers of California (BCC) is an alliance of 11 non-profit blood centers, located throughout the state. (See links below for blood centers in your area) BCC supplies more than 1.4 million units of blood and blood products, representing over 90% of products needed, to California’s hospitals, physicians and patients. The majority of blood drawn in California remains in California.

Our mission is to provide safe, high quality and readily available blood and blood components for Californians. BCC also provides public education on the challenges facing blood centers and the future of transfusion medicine in California.

California has an all-volunteer donor blood supply and we are constantly encouraging all healthy, age and size eligible residents to donate the gift of life.

The Blood Centers provide a comprehensive range of services:

  •  Blood donations
  •  Diagnostic services
  •  Tissue Transplant
  •  Cell therapy programs – umbilical cord storage/stem cells
  •  Disaster Preparedness
  • Convalescent Plasma Program

Blood centers have been, just as other health care providers, affected by the shortage of licensed health care personnel in California – Registered Nurses and Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

The members of the Blood Centers of California are:

Central California Blood Center

City of Hope National Medical Center

Houchin Community Blood Bank


Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Blood Bank

Northern California Community Blood Bank

UCLA Blood & Platelet Center

San Diego Blood Bank

Stanford Blood Center

Vitalant (Sacramento, Central Coast and Bay area regions)

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