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Univision & Vitalant Blood Drive

August 12 - August 14

Univision Blood Drive on August 12, 13, and 14. At Cal Expo Main Gate. Donors receive a Univision Blood Donor T-shirt! Vitalant.org/univisioncontigo

Vitalant and Univision are hosting the 20th annual Univision blood drive to save lives this summer!

During the summer, several thousand fewer donations are given each month on average compared to the rest of the year, but patients continue to need blood transfusions. Your donation could save the life of a child who suffered a terrible accident, a grandmother battling cancer, or a friend with a blood disorder fighting for their life. Because of you, life doesn’t stop.

All Donors will receive a 20th Anniversary Univision Blood Drive T-Shirt!

Donors should schedule an appointment online to donate, walk-ins are welcomed as space permits.


  • Thursday: 6 am – 12 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Free Parking for Donors in Lot B
  • Current COVID guidelines will be in place.

Univision Blood Drive T-shirt Design:

¿Soy tu tipo? Univision 19. CONTIGO. Vitalant. Three Amigos Auto Center.

“Soy Tu Tipo” means “Are you My Type?”

To support a safe environment, effective Monday, August 9, masks are required for all donors, staff and guests at our blood drives and facilities regardless of vaccination status which will be in effect for our blood drive.

We continue to follow other rigorous safety and cleaning protocols and will do so at our drive, including:

  • Observing social distancing guidelines where possible.
  • Wearing gloves and changing/sanitizing them between donors.
  • Wiping down donor-touched and other high-touch areas often and after every collection.
  • Requiring staff members to diligently monitor for symptoms, stay home when they are ill or suspect illness.

For donors just receiving the COVID vaccination, there is no waiting period to give blood after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The FDA, which sets blood safety standards in the U.S., allows people vaccinated with non-live vaccines to give blood without a waiting period. All currently authorized vaccines in the U.S. are non-live vaccines.

It is important to note that COVID-19 continues to pose no known risk to patients receiving blood transfusions. There are no reported cases of transmission of this virus via blood transfusion. There is no inherent risk of getting coronavirus from the donation procedure itself.


August 12
August 14
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Building A
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento,CA95815United States