All San Diego Blood Bank donor centers will observe earlier hours on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve; opening at 8am and closing at 4pm on both days. All donors centers will be closed on Christmas day and New Year's day as well. Happy Holidays! Read the full article.
More than 2,500 visited the 35th annual Chargers Blood Drive helping the San Diego Blood Bank collect more than 1,000 units of blood for local hospital patients. View Photos This is in addition to the 2,248 donors who gave blood during the Chargers Mania Blood Drive, which took place the week proceding the event. Read the full article.
The San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) announced the appointment of David Wellis, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Wellis succeeds Ms. Ramona Walker, who is retiring in July. The SDBB provides the Southern California region’s hospitals with a wide range of blood banking services, including its Cell Therapy Program which processes and stores cord blood, facilitating lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. “We greatly appreciate the long service and leadership of Ms. Walker, who oversaw the SDBB’s extraordinary growth to where we now service some 50 medical centers throughout Southern California, and have helped institutions in our region and around the country quickly and reliably meet their blood needs in times of urgent crises,” said SDBB Board President Shawn Hagerty. “Her extraordinary legacy is one of making possible the saving of thousands of lives, and helping create a highly respected organization.” Read the full article.