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LightHouse Hosts Bay Area Blind Community’s 4th Annual Day of Giving Blood Drive is on Tuesday, June 14

The LightHouse is proud to continue our tradition of serving the Bay Area by holding our 4th annual blood drive and the first in our beautiful new Headquarters offices at 1155 Market Street in San Francisco.

The World Health Organization tells us, “Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.”

We are calling out to our blind students, supporters and their families and friends to give the gift of life at this very special gathering.

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse for the Blind, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco, California 94103

Although you are welcome to walk in the day of the blood drive, we encourage you to schedule an appointment so that you will be seen more quickly. To schedule your appointment or for more information visit and enter sponsor code: DayOfGiving or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Lisamaria Martinez, LightHouse Director of Community Services, is coordinating the drive and told us, “Blind people are often on the receiving end of philanthropy. At the LightHouse, we actively strive toward changing the perceptions the public has of the abilities of blind people. We have a volunteer corps of youth and adults who regularly give back in a multitude of ways. Our fourth annual blood drive is just one way, we, the LightHouse community, can give back. There’s something quite rewarding about donating blood and knowing that you are possibly saving a life. Why can’t we be a part of saving a life too?”

Available public parking garages for donors: SOMA Grand at 1160 Mission St.; California Parking at 1266 Market St.

By using RapidPass, you can reduce the time you spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes. Learn more by visiting

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.