Our hearts and thoughts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Darnell Calhoun, who was killed in the line of duty after responding to a domestic violence call on Friday, Jan. 13.
Calhoun is the second Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy killed in the line of duty in two weeks. Deputy Isaiah Cordero was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Dec. 29.
These horrific incidents serve as a stark reminder of the importance of voluntary blood donation and community members coming together to protect our local blood supply. Few understand more about the necessity of a safe, ample community blood supply than our local law enforcement.
In 2021, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Whitson was shot in the line of duty. LifeStream blood donors were part of the incredible team who saved his life.
Recently, Deputy Whitson shared what blood donation means to him and his family. Watch his story below.
Thank an Essential Worker!
Give from the heart to assist local patients, then lift the spirits of those who have gone “above and beyond” in serving our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donate blood at a LifeStream center or mobile drive on designated days, and we’ll invite you to jot out a note (we’ll take care of delivery) to thank the following while relaxing in the canteen:
May 17 – 23: Healthcare/Medical Workers
May 24 – 30: Food Service/Grocery Workers
May 31 – June 6: Delivery Services Workers
Be assured that LifeStream is taking extra steps to keep donors safe. Face coverings are required for all donors and staff; all potential donors and staff have their temperature taken before being allowed into donor waiting areas; enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in place; and, to ensure social distance guidelines are followed, appointments to give blood at our donor centers are required to limit the number of people in waiting areas.
For a stronger community, let us hear from you.
To make an appointment, click below, call 800.879.4484 or download the LifeStream mobile app! Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome.
Don’t forget to use ExpressPass tospeed up your donation process.
Check out the videos below to learn more about how blood donations saved lives!
Are you Game Day Ready?
The Inland Empire 66ers season is in the ninth inning, but you can still catch exciting baseball action FREE by giving the gift of life!
Donate blood at LifeStream’s San Bernardino Donor Center starting Thursday, Aug. 15 through Thursday, Aug. 22, say “66ERS” at registration, and walk off with a family 4-pack of tickets* valid for games August 20, 21 or 22 at San Manuel Stadium, San Bernardino vs the Lancaster Jethawks!
This is the last chance in 2019 to root, root, root the home team to victory. And your blood donation is a sure winner for patients battling illness or injury.
Voucher supplies are limited. Walk-ins are welcome. So dash on in! Click the button below to schedule your appointment! Or, give us a call at 800.879.4484 or download the LifeStream mobile app!
*Vouchers must be exchanged at the 66ers ticket office for actual game tickets.
Shooting Survivor Gives Back Through Blood Donation
Nurjahan Boulden was just 21 years old when she was shot with an assault rifle while on vacation in Toronto, Canada in 2006. Now, she works with survivors across the country and encourages others to find acts of kindness (big or small) that they can do to bring hope to themselves and others after mass shootings take place.
Nurjahan is not only a survivor, but she is a LifeStream blood donor. Nurjahan gave the gift of life at LifeStream’s Ontario Donor Center and is encouraging others to help save lives. In fact, she has already scheduled her next appointment.
“I was so moved when a fellow survivor reached out to me saying she was trying to get 22 people to donate blood in honor of the 22 victims who were killed in her hometown of El Paso this week,” Nurjahan said. “I wanted to do my part to spread that kindness and hope with her. It always blows my mind how one choice, one idea, one small gesture can literally save lives. And if each of us find something we can do to help spread hope, together we can change the world.”
Thank you, Nurjahan, for giving the gift of life, for spreading the word about the urgent need for blood, and for helping other survivors feel safe again.
Inspired by Nurjahan’s story? Schedule your appointment to donate today! Click below, call 800.879.4484 or download the LifeStream mobile app. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Remember, for every blood donation received at LifeStream donor centers and mobile blood drives through Sunday, Aug. 11, LifeStream is making a financial contribution to the Gilroy Foundation, the El Paso Community Foundation and the Dayton Foundation.
That’s 500 as in dollars, life-saving hero. And it
all could be yours!
blood at a LifeStream donor center or mobile drive June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,
18 or 19 for a chance to win a $500 gift card of your choice! You’ll have a
chance to win a Disneyland four-pack of tickets, too!
You can count on this – patients and their loved ones will be grateful for your good deed. Walk-ins are welcome.
Schedule your appointment online, call 800.879.4484 or download the NEW LifeStream mobile app!
Don’t forget to use ExpressPass so can speed up your donation process by completing the required pre-donation reading and health history questions before arriving at the donation site.
Are you an In-N-Out fan?
Food ‘n’ fuel days
Platelet donations are essential for cancer and burn patients, and for first responders when called to emergencies.
Get a $5 In-N-Out gift card by giving platelets at a LifeStream donor center Monday, March 25; Tuesday, March 26; Wednesday, March 27 or Thursday, March 28. BONUS: Platelet donors March 26, 27 or 28 ALSO receive a $10 gas card!
Join emergency personnel in helping save lives. Appointments are required for apheresis donations. Makes yours TODAY!
Schedule your appointment online or call (800) 879-4484 today!
*Offer only valid at LifeStream donor centers. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Did you know? With ExpressPass you can speed up your donation process by completing the required pre-donation reading and health history questions before arriving at the donation site.
Happy Birthday, Charon!
Join LifeStream in wishing Charon Simmons a Happy 30th Birthday! He’s still a young man, but life already has been quite a journey. In summer 2011, Charon suffered a sickle-cell crisis, went into full cardiac arrest, and experienced multiple organ failure. But Charon – with a strong family unit and LifeStream blood donors on the team – fought back. Treatment required a full body flush of blood to replenish his system. With spirit and determination, Charon slowly made progress.
Eventually, he got his life back, completed his college education, and set out to make his mark on the world. Now an ambassador and spokesperson for those living with the challenges of sickle cell disease, Charon also is a strong advocate for voluntary blood donation.
Inspired by Charon’s story like we are? Want to honor him? It’s National Blood Donor Month. Giving blood so others may live is a gift he’d gladly accept! For LifeStream’s dramatic 2012 video profiling Charon’s crisis and recovery, check below:
Donate Blood & Receive a Desert Classic Ticket
It’s Desert Classic time in the Coachella Valley!
And it’s always
a hero by donating blood January 2-19 at LifeStream’s La Quinta Donor Center
or select mobile drive, and a ticket (valid January 17 or 20) to the 60th
Anniversary Desert Classic at PGA West La Quinta is yours!
Two-time Desert Classic winner Phil Mickelson and
defending champ Jon Rahm top a cast of tee-to-green star power. Will you be
Don’t delay – Desert Classic ticket supply is limited. Make your appointment today by calling 800-879-4484 or by clicking below.
Help save lives by donating blood December 9-15 with LifeStream and have a chance at some real holiday cheer – a $500 gift card! Two donors will win!
More December 9-15 magic! Give your most important gift of the season (whole blood or apheresis donation) at a LifeStream donor center and receive, while supplies last, a “mystery” present! Could be a coupon/gift card from See’s Candy, Lowe’s, Subway, Jack in the Box, Barnes & Noble, In-N-Out, Baker’s Drive-Thru or ??? Offer valid at donor centers only.
Recent rains underline the importance of helping our Southern California neighbors to begin rebuilding lives following last month’s devastating wildfires. For every LifeStream blood donor through December 31 who gives the code “MCWF” at registration, LifeStream will make a contribution to assist in recovery.