San Diego Cares: It's In Our Blood

San Diego Blood Drive

Town & Country Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle N.
San Diego, CA 92108
United States

Event Description:

The San Diego Blood Bank, in partnership with the San Diego Padres, San Diego Gulls, Holiday Bowl, Sockers, Rolf Benirschke, and many other prominent San Diego leaders, will host a new event, San Diego Cares: It’s in our Blood on Saturday, December 16, 2017, to replace the loss of the annual San Diego Charger’s Blood Drive.

San Diego’s new annual blood drive will take place from 8 a.m. - 5p.m. at the Town & Country Convention Center, located at 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego, 92108.

The event will feature:

  • Live entertainment
  • Interactive sports-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy, including soccer clinics for the kids, and more.
  • Lifesaving blood drive
  • Autographs and special appearances by local sports teams and alumni
  • A chance to win a new Honda CR-V
  • Celebrity panel discussions:
    • San Diego Padres panel featuring members of their 1998 National League championship team. Includes Greg Vaughn, Wally Joyner and others.
    • “Epic in Miami” – featuring players from the 1982 playoff game in Miami, billed as "greatest game in NFL history.” Includes Rolf Benirschke and others.
    • Sports talk with the San Diego Gulls and San Diego Sockers.

Sign up to donate blood and/or volunteer by visiting, or calling 1-800-4-MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322).

San Diego Cares “Mania” is November 15th-December 15th. If you donate blood at any San Diego Blood Bank donor center or mobile drive during Mania, you will receive a free entry into a drawing to win a new Honda CR-V AND a voucher that can be redeemed for a limited edition t-shirt at the San Diego Cares event on December 16th.