SAN DIEGO (JUNE 29, 2020) – Starting today through the month of July, Southern California Blood Bank is testing all blood donations for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the virus that causes the COVID-19 as a service to the community and to assist in identifying potential candidates for convalescent plasma. Appointments are required for all blood donations.
Updated Donor Eligibility Criteria Based on FDA Recommendations Coming Soon!
On April 2, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which sets regulations for blood donor eligibility in the United States, announced new eligibility guidelines. We are pleased to share that the new guidelines will enable more people to become blood donors.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new and improved blood donor portal on June 4, as well as upcoming changes to our donor loyalty program, in order to better serve you.
Please note that your donor portal and online scheduling will be unavailable from 6:30 p.m. on June 3 until 1 p.m. on June 4. Please call us if you would like to schedule an appointment while the system is down: (619) 400-8251.