About Us

Since our founding in 1948, BloodSource has been collecting blood donations and providing lifesaving blood products to our communities and beyond. We are committed to doing what’s right, a simple philosophy that has helped us grow from a single blood bank beneath a water tower in Sacramento to one of the premier blood centers in the world.

Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout Northern and Central California, we are the source of nearly every drop of blood used in over 40 hospitals in the region. BloodSource donors from Merced to the Oregon border, from Solano County east to Lake Tahoe, are a lifesaving source close to home and across the nation to help other blood centers unable to go it alone.

After more than 60 years, thousands of donors give the precious gift of blood, and countless volunteers give their time and talent, assuring us all of a plentiful blood supply. In that time, our community-based, not-for-profit regional blood center has never lost sight of its essential mission: to provide blood and services to those in need.

We are committed to collecting, testing, processing and delivering blood and blood components – wherever and whenever the need.

Our ability to do so rests with our donors.

Yes, you do save lives.