Host a Blood Drive Near You

To host a blood drive in your community, call 626-218-7171 or email: [email protected] for information. There are blood drives throughout the greater Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties.

Arrange a blood drive in your community

We conduct mobile blood and bone marrow drives in businesses, schools and community organizations, such as churches and synagogues, within a 70-mile radius of our main location in Duarte, California. If you would like to sponsor a drive, please call 626-218-7171.

By joining forces with us, you can count on:

  • A designated Blood Drive Coordinator who will assist you with your blood drive from beginning to end.
  • Flyers, posters and any other collateral needed to promote your drive. These items will be designed for you and dropped off to you approximately four weeks before your blood drive date.
  • Availability of our staff to speak at your luncheons or business meetings.
  • A special invitation to our annual Donor Appreciation Event where we recognize all our blood drive partners. The event consists of dinner, entertainment and special awards. Our event typically takes place in March at the City of Hope, Duarte campus. 

All blood drives conducted by City of Hope can either be set up in an enclosed room at your location or on our Bloodmobile (our bus is 40’ long, 8.5’ wide and 13’ high). Requirements will be provided to you by a City of Hope Blood Drive Coordinator. City of Hope reserves the right to cancel a blood drive if these requirements cannot be met.
Proof of liability of insurance for our Bloodmobile can be provided upon request. Requests must be provided to your Blood Drive Coordinator four weeks in advance of your blood drive date.

To host a blood drive, you will need to:

  • Designate a contact person who will become familiar with the requirements for blood donation and schedule blood donors.
  • A minimum of 50 committed and eligible donors must be signed up to donate blood.
  • Schedule your blood drive with the City of Hope coordinator at least 8-10 weeks in advance.
  • Identify a site before we can confirm the blood drive. The site must meet the following criteria:
    • Minimum of 1,000 square feet (one room or combined rooms) of cleared area
    • Sufficient lighting and electrical outlets
    • Well ventilated (air conditioned and/or heated)
    • Clean, functioning restrooms
    • Accessibility for loading and unloading of blood drive medical supplies
  • All blood drives must run for a duration of six hours (i.e., 8:00am-2:00pm; 1:00pm-7:00pm).

Site Inspections

A drive site will be inspected by your Blood Drive Coordinator once a date for the drive is scheduled. Our Blood Drive Coordinators will provide a list of logistical requirements. Any changes or modifications to the site must be communicated to your Blood Drive Coordinator immediately.


Volunteers may be scheduled to help during the blood drive. Blood Drive Coordinators can provide orientation to all volunteers on their assigned task on the day of the drive.

Event promotion

The organization/group sponsoring a blood drive may promote the event by posting on social media only if the blood drive is open to the public. You are encouraged to follow City of Hope Blood Donor Center’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter post your blood drive photos and tag us: @CityofHopeBDC.  
City of Hope retains the right to withdraw from this commitment in the event of a medical center emergency.