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Interested in donating blood? Read this guide to find your local blood drive.

Blood is in critically high demand due to a persisting national shortage. We rounded up local blood drives happening in Riverside where appointment slots are currently available for the remainder of February and March.

A man gives a thumbs up while donating blood.
Amid a national shortage, American Red Cross and Lifestream Blood Bank are urging the public to donate blood.
American Red Cross

You may have heard: Blood is in dangerously low supply and demands for the life-sustaining substance are only rising.   

To alleviate this national shortage, the American Red Cross Blood Services and LifeStream Blood Bank are urging the public to make appointments with local blood drives to help increase donations. On behalf of the American Red Cross, those who donate in February can receive a complimentary $10 Amazon gift card and a $10 Fanatics gift card for donations made in March. 

Read our guide below to find an upcoming blood drive in Riverside near you. To make your appointment visit American Red Cross or LifeStream.

American Red Cross   

Thursday, February 17

Riverside Police Department; 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10540 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92505

Monday, February 28

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt; 11:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
19348 Van Buren Blvd
Suite 104
Riverside, CA 92508

Tuesday, March 1

Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center; 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3865 Jackson St
Riverside, CA 92503

Wednesday, March 2

Galeria at Tyler; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1299 Galleria at Tyler
Riverside, CA 92503

Friday, March 4

Bobby Bonds Park; 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2060 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92507

Monday, March 7

American Legion Riverside Post 79; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2979 Dexter Dr
Riverside, CA 92501

Monday, March 14

American Red Cross Riverside; 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6235 River Crest Drive Suite A
Riverside, CA 92507

Saturday, March 19

American Red Cross Riverside; 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6235 River Crest Drive Suite A
Riverside, CA 92507

Friday, March 25

La Sierra Community Center; 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
5215 La Sierra Ave
Riverside, CA 92505

Tuesday, March 29

The Hub; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521

Thursday, March 31

University of California Red Cross Club; 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521

Platt College; 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd
Riverside, CA 92507

LifeStream

Friday, February 25

Riverside Community Hospital; 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4445 Magnolia Ave.
Bloodmobile
Riverside, CA 92501

Friday, March 25

Riverside Community Hospital; 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4445 Magnolia Ave.
Bloodmobile
Riverside, CA 92501