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Local Blood Banks Calling for Donations Amid Shortages

American Red Cross

Blood banks like the American Red Cross in the Inland Empire and across the country are renewing calls for volunteer donations due to shortages.

As COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and hospitals resume elective surgeries, demand for blood has grown by 30 percent nationally. Now San Bernardino County blood banks are seeing shortages. 

Last week the America Red Cross made a joint statement with American Blood Centers calling for donations. Blood centers are reporting inventories near their lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Local Red Cross centers will be hosting drives throughout the area over the coming weeks.

Here are some upcoming blood donation opportunities through June 15:

Chino Hills

6/4/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 14085 Peyton Dr

6/9/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 3160 Chino Ave


6/12/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Kaiser Permanente, 2295 S Vineyard Ave

Rancho Cucamonga

6/4/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Coldwell Banker Blackstone Realty, 8885 Haven Ave

6/10/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Reyes Coca Cola Bottling, 10670 6th Street 

San Bernardino

6/13/2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Waterman Building, 3860 N. Waterman Ave


6/4/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., San Antonio Regional Hospital, 999 San Bernardino Rd

6/10/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., La Villa Bella San Antonio, 792 W Arrow Hwy b


6/10/2020: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12860 Amethyst Rd