Previous location at the University Mall
|1801 Hanover Drive. Suite A|
|Mon-Wed 11:00AM-2:15PM and 3:30PM-6:00PM|
|Thur 7:30AM-10:15AM and 11:30AM-2:30PM|
|1-866-822-5663 or 1-530-756-5976|
BloodSource is a nonprofit blood center that collects donated blood from volunteers at their many locations as well as from regular blood drives conducted on campus and in the nearby area. The Davis BloodSource center is also somehow extremely well connected, being one of only two blood providers that was able to get usable blood to New York the very day of September 11th.
BloodSource is clean and bright and frequently decorated with seasonal themes. The staff are all very pleasant and accommodating, clients donating plasma have a nice selection of movies to watch while they donate. The snacks after donation are plentiful.
Appointments are easy to make. Simply call them up on the phone and arrive on time. If they're not busy, they will accept walk-ins, but making an appointment is more efficient. Many potential donors wrongly feel discouraged from donating because they erroneously assume they don't qualify (due to illicit drug use, for example). If you're one of these potential donors, don't be afraid: simply walk in and ask if you can donate.
There is currently a shortage of blood in the country. This is due in part to one of the most reliable sources of public blood, the military, having to keep its donors to replenish their own reserves. Aside from the military, college and high school students are one of the most important demographics for blood donations, since they tend to be the most eligible and healthy. Save a life. Give blood!
They also take platelet and plasma donations by appointment. Read the information on their Web page, give them a call, or ask one of the staff the next time you donate whole blood. and after some tests.
Causeway Classic Blood Drive
The Causeway Classic is an annual, friendly competition started in 2008 between UC Davis and Sacramento State to register the most donors and collect the most pints over two days. The Causeway Classic blood drive is held in late Novemeber and coincides with other competitions between the two schools including the football and hockey games. The winning school enjoys their name on a trophy and bragging rights for a year.
Year Winner 1
2011 Sac State
2012 Sac State
2013 Sac State
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