Red Cross give blood

“Day of Giving” Blind Blood Drive is Thursday, January 22nd

On January 22nd, the Bay Area blind community will band together to give back by giving blood. The LightHouse has teamed up with the American Red Cross, Northern California Blood Services Region for “Giving Blood, Giving Life: Bay Area Blind Community’s 3rd Annual Day of Giving” Blind Blood Drive on January 22, 2015. In addition to the LightHouse, the Orientation Center for the Blind and the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center will be community hosts of this exciting event.

Red Cross give blood

Lisamaria Martinez, who is LightHouse Director of Community Services and is coordinating the drive, told us, “Last year’s Blind Blood Drive collected 108 usable units of blood, and we hope to move that figure up to 150 usable units in 2015. This is not just another blood drive. It’s a unique opportunity for Bay Area blind people and their friends and family to unite with the powerful goal of literally rolling up their sleeves and giving back, saving lives in our community.”

Our staff is excited about participating at our headquarters on January 22nd. Please join us!

When: January 22, 2015, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Good news — all blood taken by the Red Cross in the Bay Area on January 22, 2015 will count toward our goal of 150 units! You can also participate at the following locations between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.:

Orientation Center for the Blind: 400 Adams St. – Albany
Santa Clara Valley Blind Center: 101 N. Bascom Ave. – San Jose
San Jose Blood Donation Center: 2731 North First St – San Jose
Oakland Blood Donation Center: 6230 Claremont Ave – Oakland
Contra Costa Blood Donation Center: 140 Gregory Lane – Pleasant Hill
Pleasanton Blood Donation Center: 5556-B Springdale Ave – Pleasanton
Fremont – Newark Blood Donation Center: 39227 Cedar Blvd – Newark

To schedule your appointment at any of the above locations, please log on to, enter the Sponsor Code: DayOfGiving or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.

Stay updated on Twitter with #blindblooddrive15.

For more information about our blind community day of giving, please contact Lisamaria Martinez, Director of Community Services, at or 415-431-1481.