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New Donor Center Hours

Northern California Blood Services Region

October 4, 2010
 

In order to better serve its donors, the American Red Cross Northern California Blood Services Region will be changing the hours of operation at its four East Bay blood donation centers.  By making these changes, the Red Cross hopes to attract new donors and make it easier for current donors to give blood.

“We will be changing our hours to meet requests made by our donors,” said Sara O’Brien, communications manager.  “We're trying to be as accommodating as possible.  We're hoping that changing the hours will make it more convenient for people to donate the gift of life.”
 
New hours will take effect on October 4 at the blood donation centers in Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton and Newark.  New hours are as follows:

Oakland Blood Donation Center
6230 Claremont Avenue

Monday                                    8:30 am–4:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday            11:00 am–6:30 pm
Friday and Saturday              7:30 am–3:00 pm
Sunday                                    CLOSED

Pleasanton Blood Donation Center
5556-B Springdale Avenue

Monday                                    8:30 am–4:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday            11:00 am–6:30 pm
Friday and Saturday              7:30 am–3:00 pm
Sunday                                    CLOSED

Pleasant Hill Blood Donation Center
140 Gregory Lane

Monday                                    8:30 am–4:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday    11:00 am–6:30 pm
Thursday                                 10:30 am–6:00 pm
Friday – Sunday                     7:30 am–3:00pm

Newark Blood Donation Center
39227 Cedar Boulevard

Monday                                   CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday             11:00 am–6:30 pm
Friday and Saturday              7:30 am–3:00 pm
Sunday                                    CLOSED

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment. You can also make your appointment online.
 
About the American Red Cross:
The Northern California Blood Services Region of the Red Cross supplies blood to more than 30 Bay Area hospitals, and needs to collect approximately 350 pints of blood each day in order to meet hospital needs.