Fourth Annual Padres Summer Blood Drive kicks off

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Padres host their fourth annual summer blood drive with San Diego Blood Bank. This years’ drive will span three days and appointments are limited and required. Drive is presented by Sycuan Casino. The Padres Swingin’ Friar is scheduled to make an appearance.

Padres Sumer Blood Drive kicks off San Diego Blood Bank’s appeal to the community to donate during the summer months. This drive marks the first time community bloodmobiles will be in the community since the onset of COVID-19. Supplies are always low during summer with schools out of session. This summer is particularly challenging as many partners are not able to host blood drives due to work from home policies.

Claudine Van Gonka with the San Diego Blood Bank joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the event.

The event runs from Tuesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 18, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Safety measures are in place. Visit for more information related to blood donation and COVID-19.

More information and appointments are available at

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