REDDING, CA – BloodSource and Shasta Blood Center of Blood Centers of the Pacific today announced that their integrated Redding-based blood donor center will be named BloodSource Shasta. The new donor center will open on July 1, 2016 at 2680 Larkspur Lane, the current location of Shasta Blood Center.
BloodSource and Shasta Blood Center began merging together in December 2015 and formed one organization to better serve hospitals, donors and the community.
“BloodSource and Shasta Blood Center have been neighbors and colleagues in Redding for more than 20 years,” said BloodSource Manager of Donor Recruitment Joe Ayer. “Both not-for-profit organizations share a common mission and commitment to donor and patient care, so we are excited to introduce BloodSource Shasta to our community. Together, we look forward to continue providing our donors with a great donation experience, plus exceptional service for our volunteers, patients and hospital partners.”
As part of the integration, Shasta Blood Center will be temporarily closed for renovations from June 6-30. During this period through June 26, blood donors are invited to donate at the current BloodSource donor center (1880 Park Marina Dr.). From June 27-30, donors may donate at community blood drives throughout the North State.
For more information on BloodSource Shasta including additional key dates and donation locations, please visit bloodsource.org/redding.
Blood Centers of the Pacific, part of the Blood Systems network, has been this area’s non-profit community blood provider since 1941, and serves patients in more than 50 hospitals in Northern California. The Blood Systems network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).
Creative Testing Solutions is the largest nonprofit independent blood donor testing laboratory organization in the United States. In 2015, Creative Testing Solutions tested approximately 4.5 million donor samples, or 35 percent of the U.S. blood supply, at four high volume laboratory facilities located in Dallas, Phoenix, Seattle and Tampa. Creative Testing Solutions is owned by four of the leading U.S. blood service providers: Blood Systems, OneBlood, the Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Bloodworks Northwest.