UCI Blood Drive

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University Hills Community Center Parking Lot
Appointment Required
Face Coverings Required
All donors will receive a t-shirt and Baskin-Robbins ice-cream gift certificate
Amid a nationwide blood shortage, UCI Blood Donor Center is in dire need of blood donations. UCI Health urges all healthy people to donate blood. All blood types are needed, but there is an even greater need for Type O. All donors will receive a $5 gift card for Target or In-N-Out plus a pint of Baskin Robbins ice-cream.
As Orange County’s only level 1 trauma center and comprehensive cancer center, UCI Medical Center transfuses 1,000 units of blood each month to patients. The need for blood is especially critical now, due to a national blood shortage.

If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, there is no deferral unless you are currently experiencing side effects. If you were a part of a study and received an experimental COVID-19 vaccine other than Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, you must wait one year before donating blood.


The UCI Health Blood Donor Center is sensitive to concerns related to COVID-19. We want our prospective donors to know that we continue to provide blood components to UCI Health patients while ensuring their health and safety, as well as that of our donors. We have intensified cleaning and disinfecting of common areas throughout the donor center. Our staff members wear masks and are diligent in handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer after each donor encounter.


Masks are required for all donors. This event is by appointment only. We are unable to take walk-in donors at this event due to social distancing requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us at 714-456-5733 or tbarrett@uci.eduOn behalf of the patients we serve, and with our deepest appreciation, we thank you for your continued support of our shared mission.

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