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4th of May 2020

LifeStream receives grant for service to populations impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

LifeStream receives grant for service to populations impacted by COVID-19 pandemic SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – LifeStream Blood Bank, the exclusive supplier of blood products and services to all Coachella Valley-area hospitals, has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Regional Access Foundation and Desert Healthcare District Collective Emergency Fund. Grant funds have been designated to […]


17th of April 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: LifeStream schedules first COVID-19 convalescent plasma donation

MEDIA ADVISORY: LifeStream schedules first COVID-19 convalescent plasma donation Saturday, April 18 at La Quinta Donor Center SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – LifeStream Blood Bank is scheduled to collect its first convalescent plasma donation from a recovered COVID-19 patient Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. at LifeStream’s La Quinta Donor Center, 79-215 Corporate Centre Drive. The […]


15th of April 2020

PRESS RELEASE: LifeStream prepared to collect convalescent plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients

PRESS RELEASE: LifeStream prepared to collect convalescent plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – LifeStream Blood Bank is helping direct collection and processing of blood plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients and developing technologies to detect and quantify virus-fighting antibodies. Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 may have immune-boosting antibodies in their […]


20th of March 2020

PRESS RELEASE: LifeStream Blood Bank Exempt from Statewide Stay-At-Home Order Centers are Open; Blood Donors urged to “Show Up, Save Lives”

March 20, 2020 – LifeStream Blood Bank Exempt from Statewide Stay-At-Home Order Centers are Open; Blood Donors urged to “Show Up, Save Lives” SAN BERNARDINO – As a provider of essential health care services, LifeStream Blood Bank is exempt from the statewide Shelter-in-Place/Stay-At-Home order that Governor Gavin Newsom issued Wednesday, March 19, 2020. LifeStream blood […]


6th of March 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus Is Rare—Giving Blood Is Vital Healthy Blood Donors Urgently Needed for Hospital Patients

March 6, 2020 Coronavirus Is Rare—Giving Blood Is Vital Healthy Blood Donors Urgently Needed for Hospital Patients SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Amidst novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, LifeStream Blood Bank and other blood centers nationwide are urging healthy individuals to donate blood—and organizations to maintain scheduled blood drives—to ensure patients have the lifesaving blood they […]


23rd of August 2019

Fearless Fighters Results Are In!

‘Fearless Fighters’ blood drive initiative sets new mark SAN BERNARDINO – LifeStream Blood Bank’s Sixth Annual Fearless Fighters (formerly Guns & Hoses) summertime blood drive initiative resulted in a record 1,143 units of blood collected, potentially assisting 3,000 or more local patients.The previous collection mark was 940 units, set in 2018. Fearless Fighters invited local […]


19th of February 2019

Dr. Rick Axelrod Gives On-Air Interviews

Dr. Rick Axelrod Talks About the Urgent Need for Blood Dr. Rick Axelrod, LifeStream Blood Bank’s CEO/President and Medical Director, recently gave on-air interviews regarding the critical need of blood products and the shortage LifeStream is facing. On Feb. 17, Dr. Axelrod spoke with Gene Nichols, the host of Community Roundup on Alpha radio in […]


23rd of January 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Nationwide Blood Shortage Continues

Press Release: Nationwide Blood Shortage Continues SAN BERNARDINO, CA — As severe winter storms continue to traverse the country, and cold and flu season is in full swing, the one-two punch is hitting LifeStream Blood Bank hard and drastically impacting community blood supplies. Severe weather can also lead to more accidents and an increased need […]


11th of January 2019

PRESS RELEASE: LifeStream Blood Donors Respond to Troops’ Needs

LifeStream Blood Donors Respond to Troops’ Needs LifeStream blood donors with O positive or O negative blood responded in full force to a recent plea from the National Blood Exchange to assist troops stationed overseas. As a result, LifeStream shipped collections of recently collected red blood cells on Tuesday, Jan. 8 to Fort Bragg, NC, […]


26th of December 2018

Palm Desert youth Adrian Grajeda to walk in 2019 Rose Parade

Palm Desert youth Adrian Grajeda to walk in 2019 Rose Parade Palm Desert High School sophomore Adrian Grajeda, 15, will represent LifeStream blood bank in the 2019 Rose Parade® when he walks alongside the Donate Life™ float, themed “Rhythm of the Heart.” At 10 years of age, Adrian suffered catastrophic injuries to his right leg […]


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