Give Blood, Give Life – Day of Giving Blind Blood Drive on January 17

In honor of the Martin Luther King Day of Service 2014, The American Red Cross (ARC) Bay Area chapter and LightHouse will host the 2nd Annual Day of Giving Blind Blood Drive on January 17th, 2014, in partnership with other Bay Area blind services and disabilities agencies, including California School for the Blind, Vista Center for the Blind, and the Ed Roberts Campus.

When: January 17, 2014
When: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters

Give Blood Give Life imageThe American Red Cross (ARC) Bay Area chapter will once again dedicate most of their mobile unit fleet, brick and mortar sites, and much of its associative staff to this very meaningful event.

This is truly an exciting opportunity for the entire Bay Area blind community and its constituents to unite once again with a singular, yet powerful goal: to give back (via a potentially life-saving contribution) to our community.

Our ambition: to build upon the success of the 2013 Day of Giving Blind Blood Drive and secure at least 150 units of blood. We feel this is achievable when taking into consideration the geographical reach of the Blind Blood Drive (San Francisco to San Jose), the sheer number of potential blind and low vision donors and their supporters, and the inexorable power of the blind community when sharing a common cause.

According to ARC data, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood, a staggering statistic indeed. This singular act of community service and civic engagement will not only help replenish this heavily relied upon, life-saving resource, but it will also instill in each of us a greater sense of community pride.

For more information about our blind community day of giving, please contact John Liang, Director of Community and Volunteer Services, at or 415-694-7334.