Santa Rosa, CA ‐ Blood Centers of the Pacific (BCP) is pleased to announce it has opened a new blood center in Santa Rosa. Located just minutes off Highway 101 at 3505 Industrial Drive, the new center will make blood donation more convenient than ever.
“We have created a warm and welcoming space in which folks can comfortably relax, escape for a brief time from their busy schedules, and make a lifesaving blood donation,” commented Kent Corley, spokesperson for BCP. “The feeling inside the center is great, whether you are in a donor chair for 15 minutes donating whole blood or in a chair for an hour donating platelets. Donors can lay back while they donate and listen to their favorite music, watch a movie, or catch‐up on emails. Saving a life has never been easier.”
At the new blood center, donors can quickly register for their donation on a laptop computer or now at home or work on the same day of their donation with the Fast Track online system to save time.
BCP will be moving from its location on Bethards Drive, its home for more than 30 years, to Industrial Drive. BCP was originally known as Sonoma County Community Blood Bank, then Blood Bank of the Redwoods, and now Blood Centers of the Pacific. All the same, friendly staff will be making the move.
“Our community should know that the blood they would receive as patients is supplied by BCP, even as blood bank mergers lead to larger blood systems across the country,” remarked Corley. “Every local hospital depends on BCP for its entire blood supply, so the selfless act of being a blood donor does make a difference to patients whose lives hangs in the balance in our own community.”
To schedule a donation appointment, please visit bloodheroes.com or call 1-888-393-GIVE (4483).
About Blood Centers of the Pacific
Blood Centers of the Pacific is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides blood components to hospitals, physicians and patients throughout Northern California. Blood Centers of the Pacific also houses the Blood Systems Research Institute which conducts medical research to improve blood safety and patient care. Blood Centers of the Pacific and its partner blood centers help 100,000 patients every year with blood donated by community volunteers.