Interfaith Blood Drives

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 Martinez Chapel, Cultural Hall

940 Palisade Drive, Martinez CA 94553

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Interfaith Blood Drive July 2020

To schedule your appointment, please log on to, enter the Sponsor Code: InterfaithCommunity
or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.

Identification is required.




There is a huge need for more blood right now, nationwide. If you are healthy, can you set up an appointment to give blood today?

The Red Cross has reminded us that we are in need for more blood nationally.  The next couple of months could need even more.  Rob Finley from the Red Cross mentioned that he is interested in discussing potential sites that can host blood drives, making sure that all of the health and infection precautions are being met.  Can your congregation host a blood drive?  Please contact Rob at to set up a time to talk about what is involved in hosting.  

Schedule an appointment to donate blood today!
There is no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus, including this coronavirus
The Red Cross reports that several hundred blood drives across the country have been cancelled in the past week due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

It’s Safe To Donate Blood During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Hospitals Wish You Would. NPR article.



Dear Reverend Will McGarvey,

Thank you so much for your willingness to spread the word to support Hosting Blood Drives throughout your network. This is fantastic and I love your initiative to give back to the community in such a meaningful and lifesaving way.

We generally try to book 6+ months out, and hold mobile Blood Drives (we bring the Blood Drive to you) Tuesday thru Saturday. We can, however, often arrange a Blood Drive within a shorter lead time if space is available and we have a champion that wants to jump in to support.

The main 2 things we would need from you as a sponsor is a suitable location and donors.  

The Site Suitability sheet attached talks about what we’re looking for in a location. For a site, we will need access to the room for minimum of 8-9 hours. 5-6 hours for the blood drive, 1 hour to setup and 2 hours to cleanup.  We expect to see a minimum of 35 people during those 6 hours. (about 1-2 donors per 15 minutes or 6 donors per hour) depending on the group we could plan to see more people.

A note on donors. We are looking for 35+ potential donors to sign up with you and say “I’m willing and eligible to donate blood”  once we get that, we can move forward with specifics like a date and times.  If someone has questions about their eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276. Here’s a weblink regarding eligibility:

Please let me know if you have any questions and/or if you would like to schedule a time to talk.

Kind Regards, Rob

Rob Finley
Account Manager III
American Red Cross Blood Services
Northern California
6230 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
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