Since our founding in 1948, BloodSource has been collecting blood donations and providing life-saving 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 25 counties – from Merced to the Oregon border, from Sonoma County to Lake Tahoe. And we are the source around the nation, even around the world, for other blood centers that cannot 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.
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