Over 320 Units of Blood Collected at Padres’ Winter Blood Drive

| February 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

More than 320 units of blood were collected at the San Diego Padres Winter Blood Drive, held this past month at Petco Park’s Lexus Premier Parking lot. All donors were gifted with a limited-edition Padres Winter Blood Drive T-shirt.

“We are so thankful to the Padres and all of the donors who came out today and donated blood during such a critical time” said San Diego Blood Bank CEO Doug Morton. “January is National Blood Donor Month – a time to thank donors for their lifesaving contributions and a time to encourage others to follow their lead, which is what so many people thankfully did here today.”

“The annual Winter Blood Drive continues to be a success due to the efforts of the San Diego Blood Bank and everyone involved,” said Tom Seidler, Padres Sr. VP of Community & Military Affairs. “We look forward to continuing the tradition and serving our community to help collect these lifesaving donations from our wonderful donors.”

Since 2017, the San Diego Padres have helped collect more than 3,300 units of blood supporting thousands of patients in Southern California hospitals. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. Eligible blood donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at SanDiegoBloodBank.org or calling 619-400-8251. The San Diego Blood Bank San Diego Blood Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Tom Seidler is eager to do his part to donate to the blood drive.

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