Interfaith Community Supports Red Cross Blood Services

Red Cross Bay Area Interfaith Blood Drives
We are extremely grateful for the blood drive sponsors, donors, and volunteers who take part in this event each year.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Bay Area’s interfaith community will rally together in support of the American Red Cross and the local blood supply.

The Interfaith Community Blood Drive, which is comprised of dozens of individual blood drives, is an annual event that takes place each July–a difficult time of year to collect blood.

“Historically, we see a decrease in blood donations across the nation during the summer months,” said Justin Mueller, manager of donor recruitment for the Red Cross in Northern California. “The Interfaith Community Blood Drive has helped us mitigate that decline locally and we now collect more in July than in many other months.”

Blood drives will be held at places of worship throughout the Bay Area – stretching from Sonoma County to Monterey County. More than 10 different faith-based groups take part in the event each year, but the primary sponsors are the local Mormon and Catholic churches.

“This blood drive provides our church members with an opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder to meet a great need in the community,” said Dean Criddle, president of the Oakland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Blood is an intensely personal gift. In a very literal sense, it is a gift of self–sometimes a gift of life.”

In its first three years, the Interfaith Community Blood Drive collected approximately 7,300 pints of blood for patients in need. It is believed to be the largest blood drive sponsored by faith-based groups in the history of the national Red Cross organization.

“We are extremely grateful for the blood drive sponsors, donors, and volunteers who take part in this event each year,” Mueller said. “Their dedication helps ensure that blood is available throughout the year.”

Interfaith Community blood drives are open to the public and the Red Cross encourages Bay Area residents to participate in this lifesaving effort. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Schedule Your Appointment

Below is a partial list of Interfaith Community blood drives coming up. To schedule an appointment to donate blood at one of these drives or to find other Interfaith Community blood drives in your area, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code INTERFAITHCOMMUNITY.

Interfaith Blood Drives Partial List of Events

Alameda County -

  • Alameda
  • 7/5/2014: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: First Baptist Church of Alameda, 1515 Santa Clara Avenue

    7/12/2014: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1201 Grand Avenue

  • Fremont
  • 7/9/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 810 Walnut Avenue

  • Hayward
  • 7/22/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26101 Gading Road

  • Oakland
  • 7/1/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4770 Lincoln Avenue

    7/11/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4770 Lincoln Avenue

    7/17/2014: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.: St. Benedict’s Church, 2245-82nd Avenue

    7/23/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4770 Lincoln Avenue

  • Livermore
  • 7/18/2014: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue

  • Pleasanton
  • 7/5/2014: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4005 Stoneridge Drive

    7/26/2014: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz

  • San Leandro
  • 7/19/2014: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Church of the Assumption, 1851-136th Avenue

  • San Lorenzo
  • 7/26/2014: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 859 Grand Avenue

    Contra Costa County

  • Alamo
  • 7/25/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Boulevard

  • Antioch
  • 7/10/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: St. Ignatius of Antioch, 3351 Contra Loma Boulevard

    7/11/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: St. Ignatius of Antioch, 3351 Contra Loma Boulevard

  • Brentwood
  • 7/3/2014: Noon - 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1875 Highland Way

    7/17/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2350 Jeffrey Way

    7/25/2014: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Avenue

  • Byron
  • 7/23/2014: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.: St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road

  • Concord
  • 7/30/2014: Noon to p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1360 Alberta Way

  • Martinez
  • 7/8/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 940 Palisade Drive

  • Moraga
  • 7/12/2014: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 155 Moraga Road

  • Pittsburg
  • 7/31/2014: Noon to p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2201 Golf Club Road

  • San Pablo
  • 7/12/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: St. Paul’s Church, 1845 Church Lane

    Monterey County

  • Seaside
  • 7/25/2014: Noon to 5 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1024 Noche Buena Street

    San Benito County

  • Hollister
  • 7/17/2014: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1670 Cienega Road

    San Francisco County

  • San Francisco
  • 7/19/2014: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1900 Pacific Avenue

    San Mateo County

  • Pacifica
  • 7/19/2014: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 730 Sharp Park Road

  • San Bruno
  • 7/5/2014: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 975 Sneath Lane

    Santa Clara County

  • Cupertino
  • 7/26/2014: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10270 S. Stelling Road

  • Gilroy
  • 7/10/2014: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Avenue

  • Los Altos
  • 7/19/2014: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 190 Jordan Avenue

  • Los Gatos
  • 7/1/2014: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 219 Bean Avenue

  • Morgan Hill
  • 7/17/2014: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Avenue

  • San Jose
  • 7/11/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2040 Nassau Drive

    7/12/2014: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6625 Camden Avenue

    7/18/2014: Noon to 6:00 p.m. The Potter's House Church - Fellowship Hall, 1350 Ridder Park Drive

  • Santa Clara
  • 7/18/2014: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: St. Clare Church, 725 Washington Street

    Santa Cruz County

  • Aptos
  • 7/2/2014: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive

  • Ben Lomond
  • 7/18/2014: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9545 Lovecreek Road

  • Santa Cruz
  • 7/3/2014: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street

    7/14/2014: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street

    7/16/2014: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street

  • Scotts Valley
  • 7/26/2014: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: GateWay Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road

    Sonoma County

  • Petaluma
  • 7/2/2014: Noon to 6 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 745 N. Webster Street