Vitalant and Univision 19 are teaming up once again and asking all eligible blood donors to give blood and help fill a critical gap in the blood supply. Blood donations are needed not just for emergencies, but for planned surgeries, transplants and medical treatments. Univision 19, the largest Spanish-speaking media organization in Northern California, continues its longstanding and life changing collaboration to host Día de donar sangre (Blood Donor Day) on Friday, June 24 at Cal Expo in Sacramento – Buildings C & D, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is free for Día de donar sangre participants through the Blue Gate, located off Challenge Way and Exposition Blvd.
As a special thank you for their blood donation, Día de donar sangre participants will receive one (1) admission ticket to the California State Fair this summer at Cal Expo.
Since 2001, over 18,000 participants have contributed to the continued success of one of the largest single-day blood drives. Hispanic donors have a higher incidence of Blood Type O, the most requested blood type from hospitals supporting patients in need. Summer is typically a challenging time to collect blood due to many reasons, yet every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Blood donors help patients survive cancer treatments, recover from traumatic injuries like those suffered in motor vehicle accidents, pull through childbirth complications, heal from burn injuries and much more.
How to Give
Appointments are encouraged. Please visit www.vitalant.org/Univisioncontigo to schedule an appointment or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Donors who give on June 24 at the Univision Blood Drive will receive one admission ticket to the California State Fair this summer at Cal Expo.
Donors who meet all eligibility requirements can give regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Masks are optional for staff, donors and visitors except where required by local regulations or blood drive host.