Contra Costa Leadership,

On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, the American Red Cross made an announcement that we are on an appeal for blood products.  What this means is that we are shipping blood products to local hospitals quicker than we are able to collect them.  As a result, our national inventory is at a critically low level.  We anticipate this shortage to push into and possibly through the end of August.  The summer and winter months are more challenging to collect blood.  High schools and colleges provide about 25-30% of our total collections in our Northern California Region.  When they are on summer and winter breaks we will see a decline in the amount of units collected overall.  Also, the summer and winter months tend to be vacation months and as such, there are less individuals that make appointments to donate blood.

If you or anyone you know is interested in donating blood I have compiled a list of upcoming blood drives that are running in the Contra Costa County.  If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to donate, please contact 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log on to

If you know of anyone that is interested in partnering with us to host a blood drive, please have them contact me directly at

510-406-2921 or


Thursday, July 27
Interfaith Community Blood Drive
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1360 Alberta Way, Concord, CA 94521

1 pm – 7 pm
Sponsor Code:  InterfaithCommunity


Friday, July 28
Interfaith Community Blood Drive
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2350 Jeffery Way, Brentwood, CA 94513

12 pm – 6 pm
Sponsor Code:  InterfaithCommunity


Thursday, August 10
Golden Hills Community Church
2401 Shady Willow Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513

1 pm – 7 pm
Sponsor Code:  Golden


Monday, August 14
John Muir Health Brentwood
2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA 94513

7 am – 1 pm
Sponsor Code:  JMBrentwood


Thursday, August 17
Delta Association of Realtors
3428 Hillcrest Ave, Antioch, CA 94531

9 am – 3 pm
Sponsor Code:  3428


Tuesday, August 22
Diamond Hills Sports Club & Spa
1510 Neroly Rd., Oakley, CA 94561

10 am – 4 pm
Sponsor Code:  Diamond925


Tuesday, August 22
John Muir Health & City of Concord Blood Drive
John Muir Hospital – Concord One Auditorium
2540 East Street, Concord, CA 94524

8 am – 2pm
Sponsor Code:  Concord


Friday, August 25
Streets of Brentwood
2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513

10 am – 4 pm
Sponsor Code:  Streets925


Tuesday, August 29
Movement Mortgage
151 Sand Creek Road, G, Brentwood, CA 94513

9 am – 3 pm
Sponsor Code:  MovementMortgage


Please let me know if anyone has any questions and thank you for helping spread awareness for the constant need for blood!

Michael Miumi | Account Manager

American Red Cross
Northern California Blood Services Region
6230 Claremont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

(510) 406-2921 (c)| (510) 601-7852 (f)