2016 Chargers Blood Drive

By Joe Nelson

(Radio Stations scheduled to set up at the blood drive are listed below -Joe)


   The San Diego Blood Bank will host one of San Diego’s longest-running events, Chargers Drive 38, presented by San Diego County Credit Union on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley. 

In addition to an all-day blood drive, attendees can meet Chargers players, enjoy entertainment and take advantage of free bone marrow registry testing. Activities also include a “Wellness Zone” with interactive exhibits, musical entertainment, complimentary food sampling and a performance by the Charger Girls. New this year, as part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is the National Institutes of Health “All of Us,” booth. All of Us is the progressive effort to build a national, large-scale research enterprise with one million or more volunteers with the goal of developing more effective ways to prolong health and treat disease. 

The blood drive kicks off at 8 a.m. and the “End Zone” entertainment area opens at 9 a.m. Admission for Chargers Drive 38 is $5 per person. Blood donors may request a refund of their admission price after they donate. Blood donors also receive a Chargers Drive 38 T-shirt, VIP wristband for the autograph line, and parking validation. Additionally a new Honda CR-V will be given away the day of the drive. The general public is encouraged to purchase an entry for their chance to win. The vehicle was donated by the Honda Dealers of San Diego County, and entry proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank’s lifesaving programs and services. 

Entry forms available at www.sandiegobloodbank.org. “Chargers Mania” kicks off November 6. Donate at an SDBB donor center or mobile drive through November 21 and receive a voucher that may be redeemed at the Chargers Drive for the t-shirt and VIP wristband for the autograph line. San Diego County Credit Union is presenting sponsor of Chargers Blood Drive 38. 

Additional sponsors include The San Diego Chargers, Grossmont Healthcare District, Sycuan Golf Resort and the San Diego Honda Dealers. Sponsorships and booth spaces are still available. SDBB is particularly interested in organizations that promote health and wellness through their organization and with their products. Sponsorship information available by contacting Jackie Vella at 619-400-8188 or jvella@sandiegobloodbank.org

To make an appointment to donate blood at the event or during “Chargers Mania” visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org or call 619-296-6393. ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK To be eligible to donate blood you must be at least 17 years old (16 year olds may donate with parental consent), weigh at least 114 pounds and be in general good health. SDBB is dedicated to community health by providing a reliable supply of blood to patients in need. Our vision is to further ensure the health of our community by simultaneously delivering related health and wellness education and services and extending into research. Founded in 1950 with the support of the San Diego County Medical Society, SDBB is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties with blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services. SDBB currently operates six local donor centers and 10 bloodmobiles. SDBB’s Cell Therapy Program provides lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. For more information about SDBB visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stations scheduled to be there:
XPRS-AM The Mighty 1090-AM, XPRS-FM 105.7 MAX-FM, KLSD/XTRA 1360-AM Fox Sports, KGB 101.5-FM, KSSX Jam’n 95.7-FM, KOGO News Radio 600-AM, KIOZ Rock 105.3-FM, KMYI-FM Star 94.1, KHTS-FM Channel 933, XHRM-FM Magic 92.5, XHTZ-FM Z-90, XTRA-FM 91X,  KFMB 760-AM, 100.7 KFM-BFM, KLNV 106.5-FM, KLQV 102.9-FM Mas Variedad, XHFG Pulsar 107.3-FM, XLTN Radio Latina 104.5-FM, KSON 97.3-FM and 92.1-FM, KXSN Sunny 98.1-FM, KBZT 94.9-FM and KGFN, Grossmont College’s student Internet radio station.


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