Help LifeStream Build 2 New Lab Freezers!
$2 – Yes, just TWO dollars – can make a real difference in community wellness!
This year, we are renovating our San Bernardino laboratory. One of the major components of this capital project is the replacement of our 20-year-old walk-in laboratory freezers. These 2 custom-built freezers are crucial to our mission of collecting, processing, and storing blood products that save lives. Without these freezers, which cost approximately $150,000 each, we would not be able to deliver lifesaving blood products to our local hospitals.
How You Can Help!
From February through April, we are asking our dedicated blood donors, the public, small businesses, and corporate partners to support our campaign. Suggested donations:
Individuals $2 Families $25
Community Groups $250 Business Partners $2,500
If everyone pitches in, we should easily reach our goal of raising $100,000 that will be used to cover a portion of the costs of building the 2 new freezers. To make a secure online donation, please click here this button.
If you would rather send a check, please mail it to LifeStream’s 2 for 2 Campaign, 384 W Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 92408 or deposit it in a collection box at one of our donor centers.
Why Are These Freezers Important?
Our laboratory freezers must maintain temperatures of 20 below zero Celsius while staff enter and leave many times per day. The 2 freezers currently in use are 20-plus years old and are dangerously close to the end of their lifespan. In addition to being very old, we need to build more environmentally friendly freezers that do not use a Freon based cooling system in order to meet California Air Resources Board guidelines.
The freezers are essential to blood component processing. Each unit of whole blood can be broken down into multiple components and each component is used to treat specific patients. Many blood components need to be stored at specific temperatures. For example, fresh plasma must be frozen within 24 hours of collection. This is one of many products we produce to meet the needs of patients.
Thank you for supporting LifeStream's 2 for 2 Campaign!
The Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge #2591 holds a blood drive every other month at their lodge. At this month’s drive on 4/18/23, they also presented us with a $1,000 check in support of our 2 for 2 Community Campaign.
Pictured in check photo (l – r): Noelia (LS), Larry Ryan (Elks Lodge leader), me, Candice (LS), and David (LS).