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 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 at 626-218-7171.

By joining forces with us, you can count on:

  • A program customized to fit your needs
  • Recognition for your business or group invitations to special events for our community partners
  • Availability of our staff to speak at your luncheons or business meetings
  • A display-worthy certificate honoring your contribution

All blood drives conducted by City of Hope are set up in an enclosed room at your location. We supply all of the necessary equipment, including beds. Please note that all blood products collected by City of Hope are used for City of Hope patients and we do not sell or transfer any blood products to other hospitals.
Proof of liability insurance is provided upon request. Request must be submitted at least seven working days prior to the blood drive. 

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.
  • Schedule your blood drive with the City of Hope coordinator at least five 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)
    • Restrooms onsite
    • Running water
    • Accessible for loading and unloading of supplies
    • Cleared of furniture
    • Minimum of 50 committed donors must sign the donor sign-up list. The complete donor list must be forwarded to City of Hope coordinator seven working days before the drive.

Site Inspections

Site inspections will be conducted by a City of Hope coordinator within one week of submitting your request. Any changes or modifications to the site must be communicated to City of Hope prior to the visit. Changes made after the inspection will result in drive cancellation.


Volunteers must be scheduled to help during the drive. City of Hope staff will 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 contacting the local media. Any contact with the media must be communicated to your City of Hope coordinator as soon as possible. Any printed information, such as flyers and newspaper ads, that includes City of Hope logo, name or name(s) of City of Hope staff must be reviewed and approved by the City of Hope coordinator prior to distribution.
City of Hope retains the right to withdraw from this commitment in the event of a medical center emergency.