Bucket Brigade Blood Drive

10th Annual Bucket Brigade Blood Drive Challenge

20 Nov

10th Annual Bucket Brigade Blood Drive Challenge Saves Thousands of Lives


November 20, 2015

Santa Rosa, CA – Blood Centers of the Pacific is teaming up with Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino county fire departments for the 10th Annual Bucket Brigade Blood Drive Challenge; a lifesaving event hosted December 7th 2015 to January 30th 2016.

Nearly 9,000 people attended the Bucket Brigade Blood Drive Challenge over the past nine years, donating thousands of pints of blood. Last season alone, fire departments recruited nearly 600 people and collected more than 500 pints of blood for patients in Northern California hospitals. Geyserville Fire Protection District placed first with 61 total people attending, while Windsor Fire Protection District came in a close second with 56 total attendees.

This year during the 10th Annual Challenge, we hope to reach a combined total of 10,000 participants. Mike Bates, Commander-Division Chief for Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, states, “First responders witness the devastation and trauma a person can experience with no warning. Doing our part with the Bucket Brigade Challenge ensures that these people and all in need of blood can have a healthy supply ready at all times.”

The idea of the Bucket Brigade comes from the Great Fire of London in 1666 that rallied community members in “brigades” as they passed buckets of water from the city’s water supply to the blaze that endangered their town. This modern day Bucket Brigade continues to pull our community together, not to fight flames, but to save lives through blood donation.

“The Bucket Brigade was created to increase the local blood supply during a time when donations are traditionally low as a result of challenging weather, the busy holiday season and the impact of flu season,” states Andrea Casson, Senior Account Representative at Blood Centers of the Pacific. “Fire departments support us throughout the year and their support during winter months is crucial. We are grateful to our fire departments for their sacrifice and support of our community on multiple levels.”

Through this support, Blood Centers of the Pacific is able to provide lifesaving blood products to patients in over 50 local hospitals including hospitals in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

To find a blood drive near you or schedule an appointment, please visit bloodheroes.com or call 888-393-4483.

10th Annual Bucket Brigade Blood Drive Challenge Blood Drives:

    • Wilmar and CAL Fire
      Monday, December 7, 2015
      2:30pm - 7:30pm
      Wilmar Truck Bay: 3825 Bodega Ave Petaluma
    • Rancho Adobe FPD
      Thursday, December 10, 2015
      2:00pm – 7:00pm
      Bloodmobile: 11000 Main St, Penngrove
    • Sonoma County DFES
      Thursday, December 10, 2015
      9:30am - 2:30pm
      Bloodmobile: 2550 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa
    • Little Lake Fire Department
      Friday, December 11, 2015
      1:00pm – 5:00pm
      Bloodmobile: 74 E. Commercial St, Willits
    • Graton Fire Protection District
      Saturday, December 12, 2015
      9:00am - 1:00pm
      Bloodmobile: 3750 Highway 116 North, Graton
    • Rincon Valley Fire District
      Monday, December 14, 2015
      2:00pm – 6:00pm
      Truck Bay: 91 Middle Rincon Rd, Santa Rosa
    • Sebastopol Fire Department
      Tuesday, December 15, 2015
      2:00pm - 7:00pm
      Truck Bay: 7425 Bodega Bay Ave, Sebastopol
    • San Antonio Volunteer Fire
      Thursday, December 17, 2015
      2:00pm – 7:00pm
      Mentor Me Cavanagh Rec Center: 426 8th Street, Petaluma
    • Glen Ellen Fire Department
      Tuesday, December 22, 2015
      2:00pm - 6:00pm
      Fire Station Conference Room: 13445 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
    • Fort Bragg Fire Department
      Monday, December 28, 2015
      2:00pm – 6:00pm
      C.V. Starr Community Center: 300 S. Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg
    • Santa Rosa Fire Department
      Wednesday, January 6, 2016
      8:00am - 1:00pm
      Bloodmobile: 2102 W. College Ave. Santa Rosa
    • Cloverdale FPD
      Friday, January 8, 2016
      2:00pm – 6:00pm
      Training Room: 451 S. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale
    • Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety
      Sunday, January 9, 2016
      9:30am – 1:30pm
      Truck Bay: 5200 Country Club Drive, Rohnert Park
    • Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue
      Tuesday, January 12, 2016
      3:00pm – 7:00pm
      Bloodmobile: 630 Second Street West, Sonoma
    • Healdsburg Fire Department
      Wednesday, January 13, 2016
      2:00pm – 7:00pm
      Truck Bay: 601 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg
    • Forestville Fire Department
      Thursday, January 14, 2016
      2:30pm – 6:30pm
      Meeting Room: 6554 Mirabel Rd, Forestville
    • Windsor FPD
      Saturday, January 16, 2016
      9:00am – 2:00pm
      Fire Station 2: 8600 Windsor Rd, Windsor
    • Petaluma Fire Department
      Thursday, January 21, 2016
      8:00am - 1:00pm
      Truck Bay: 198 D Street, Petaluma
    • Geyserville FPD
      Friday, January 22, 2016
      2:30pm – 7:30pm
      Truck Bay: 20975 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
    • Mendocino Volunteer FD
      Tuesday, January 26, 2016
      2:00pm – 6:00pm
      Fire Station: 44700 Little Lake Rd, Mendocino
    • Lakeport Fire Station
      Saturday, January 30, 2016
      9:30am - 2:30pm
      Truck Bay: 445 N Main St., Lakeport