Pint for a Pass Blood Drive

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Thank you to everyone who has supported the "Pint for a Pass" Blood Drive over the last 9 years! Your support has helped us collect more than 77,612 pints of blood at donor centers, mobile units and at the Fresno State campus as part of the “Pint or a Pass” Blood Drive. For every pint of blood, there is the potential to save up to three lives! That means our "Pint for a Pass" Blood Drive has helped save 223,836 lives! So incredible. The reason one pint can save up to three lives is because the Central California Blood Center's state-of-the-art lab can separate one pint of blood into three different components: whole blood, plasma and platelets.    

Fair Management first developed this blood drive partnership with the mission of helping increase donation levels during the summer, when it can be challenging to keep up with the Valley’s need for blood supply.  The Central California Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood products for the 30 hospitals in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings and Mariposa Counties and must collect between 5,000 to 6,000 pints of blood a month to meet the needs of our Valley community.
Blood donation takes less than one hour to complete. Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 18 years old (16 years old with written parental consent). Senior citizens are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within 4 hours prior to their donation. Donors can give blood every eight weeks. Photo ID is required at donor registration.
Below is a list of the Central California Blood Center Donor Center locations and their hours of operations. For a list of mobile drive locations, please visit We encourage everyone to donate blood all year long and help to save a life!
JEDC – NW Fresno  Fresno    North Fresno  Visalia
 4343 W. Herndon  1196 E. Shaw Ave., Ste 102  1010 E. Perrin Ave 1515 S. Mooney Blvd.
 M - F 9a - 6p M - F 9a - 6p M - F 9a - 6p M - F 9a - 6p
 S 9a-3p S 9a - 3p S 9a-3p  S 9a - 3p