9 Cities Challenge

Our Eleventh Annual 9 Cities Challenge returns! This summer’s blood drive challenge is an opportunity to direct a positive, meaningful focus of community energy toward assisting our most vulnerable loved ones, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

This two month initiative is about the importance of community well-being. For the benefit of patients in need who are in peril without a safe, ample blood supply being available, we ask that you be a visible, outspoken advocate within your community for the cause of voluntary blood donation.

All donors receive, while supplies last, a special edition, 9 Cities bucket hat, too.

We all can agree on this: Regardless of what Valley communities reap Nine Cities championship titles, the real winners of the challenge are local hospital patients. (But isn’t it better to win?)

See below to book your appointment.


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Cathedral City
Desert Hot Springs
Indian Wells
La Quinta
Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage

Join the challenge & sign up to donate below:

Residents may also participate by donating toward their city’s total at LifeStream’s fixed-site donor centers in La Quinta (46-660 Washington Street, Suite 4) or Rancho Mirage (42390 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 1B). Just ask LifeStream staff to count the donation toward the respective city total.

9 Cities Blood Drives

Drive DateDrive LocationStart TimeEnd TimeAppointment
8/2/23Cathedral City Branch Library11:00 AM4:00 PMSchedule
8/3/23Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center – La Quinta8:00 AM12:00 PMSchedule
8/5/23The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints10:00 AM2:00 PMSchedule
8/6/23Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church9:00 AM1:30 PMSchedule
8/6/23Stater Bros Cathedral City9:00 AM1:00 PMSchedule
8/8/23Desert Hot Springs Health and Wellness Center11:00 AM4:00 PMSchedule
8/9/23Desert Water Agency9:00 AM2:00 PMSchedule
8/10/23City of Cathedral City4:00 PM9:00 PMSchedule
8/10/23Riverside County Sheriff’s Palm Desert Station (Gerald Ford Dr.)1:00 PM5:30 PMSchedule
8/11/23Fiesta Ford8:00 AM12:00 PMSchedule
8/13/23Southwest Church8:30 AM12:45 PMSchedule
8/17/23Transportation Security Administration9:00 AM2:30 PMSchedule
8/18/23Rancho Mirage Public Library9:00 AM2:00 PMSchedule
8/19/23Mizell Senior Center9:00 AM1:00 PMSchedule
8/19/23The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Desert Hot Springs10:00 AM3:00 PMSchedule
8/20/23St. Theresa Parish – Knights of Columbus9:00 AM2:00 PMSchedule
8/20/23Sacred Heart Church9:00 AM2:00 PMSchedule
8/22/23Desert Regional Medical Center9:00 AM3:00 PMSchedule
8/22/23Riverside County Probation – Indio9:00 AM1:00 PMSchedule
8/24/23Coachella Valley Water District – Coachella8:30 AM1:30 PMSchedule
8/25/23Palm Springs Motors6:45 AM11:45 AMSchedule
8/26/23Stater Bros. #126 – Palm Springs9:00 AM1:00 PMSchedule
8/26/23Stater Bros #84 – Desert Hot Springs10:00 AM3:00 PMSchedule
8/27/23The Bridge – Calvary Chapel10:00 AM2:00 PMSchedule
8/27/23St. Francis of Assisi Church8:30 AM1:30 PMSchedule
8/29/23Riverside County DPSS – Desert Hot Springs10:30 AM3:30 PMSchedule
8/29/23Coachella Valley Water District – Palm Desert8:30 AM1:30 PMSchedule
8/29/23American Legion Post 73912:00 PM4:00 PMSchedule
8/29/23Eisenhower Health9:00 AM3:00 PMSchedule
8/31/23Old Town La Quinta8:00 AM1:00 PMSchedule
8/31/23PSUSD District Office12:00 PM5:30 PMSchedule