Berkeley Unified School District and the City of Berkeley have teamed up to host a Red Cross Blood Drive on August 4, 2020. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Berkeley community can help. Healthy individuals are needed to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Site: Berkeley High School, Donahue Gym, 2224 Milvia St. (at Bancroft)
Identification and face coverings are required.
For more information,contact Blood Drive Coordinator, Drennen Shelton / 510–932-0822
If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.
COVID-19 Antibodies Testing
For a limited time, the Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to their donors. The Red Cross hopes testing will provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus, as some COVID-19 carriers can be asymptomatic. We are committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic.
Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. For more information about donating during this time of COVID-19, please see: What to Know about Coronavirus and Our Enhanced Blood Donation Safety Protocols
Save time and complete the Rapid Pass! On the morning of your appointment, streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by completing your pre-donation reading and health history questions.
If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please