WHO WE ARE
LifeStream is a non-profit 501(c)(3) blood center founded in 1951 as the Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. In 2008, the organization’s name was changed to better reflect the breadth of services offered and its expanding geographical service area.
Today, LifeStream provides blood products and services to more than 80 Southern California hospitals in five counties. To fulfill patient need, LifeStream must collect 500 blood donations daily.
Our mission is to help save lives by connecting donors and patients through the gift of blood.
To make this mission a reality, LifeStream has fixed-site donor centers in San Bernardino, Riverside, Ontario, Victorville and La Quinta where generous, volunteer blood donors can give the gift of life. To further ensure the convenience and comfort of donors, LifeStream conducts about 1,700 mobile blood drives annually throughout our service area at schools, churches, businesses, government offices, hospitals and service clubs.
COMMUNITY AND WELLNESS PARTNER
LifeStream cares about the health and wellness of our community. Each blood donor receives a mini-physical prior to donation, information on maintaining a healthy diet, which is essential for a successful blood donation, and can also participate in LifeCare, LifeStream’s medical reimbursement program.
Our involvement doesn’t stop there. Voluntarily donated blood needs to be on hospital shelves 365 days a year in preparation of everyday and emergency needs. To increase education and awareness of this vital health care issue and help ensure patient needs are met, LifeStream partners with donor clubs, community leaders, and local media and businesses.
MORE THAN A BLOOD BANK
LifeStream takes seriously its role as a leader in promoting positive, healthy patient outcomes.
National Marrow Donor Program – Be the Match
Since 1988, LifeStream has been a member of the National Marrow Donor Program (Be the Match) and added more than 32,000 potential bone marrow donors to the registry. We’re very proud that over 200 of LifeStream registrants have been called upon to save lives!
Young Donor Programs
LifeStream also realizes that our youth hold the key to future patient care, and invites high school students to “bridge the generations” of blood donors through our high school education, donation and scholarship programs.
Take a Tour
Once you give blood, the journey of your blood donation has just begun! Come have a behind the scenes look at LifeStream’s donor centers and laboratories! To arrange a tour for your group or class, simply call us at 800.879.4484.